One in two adults will wear a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, with Baby ... trends now

One in two adults will wear a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, with Baby ... trends now
One in two adults will wear a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, with Baby ... trends now

One in two adults will wear a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, with Baby ... trends now

Only half of British adults will wear a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, with Baby Boomers more than twice as likely to display one than Generation Z, an Ipsos poll has revealed.

And only two in five will observe a two-minute silence in memory of servicemen who lost their lives in the war. 

It comes despite 80 per cent of the country agreeing that it is important to pay respect and mark the occasion - rising to 90 per cent among the older generation.

MPs today urged Britons - and police officers - to wear poppies 'with pride' and in 'solidarity' with Royal British Legion volunteers amid intimidation, threats of violence and verbal abuse. 

The ongoing threat from pro-Palestine rallies across the UK has seen some Royal British Legion volunteers left too 'scared' to go out and raise money before November 11. 

The poll revealed only a third of Generation Z and Millenials are very likely to wear a red poppy this year.

The poll revealed only a third of Generation Z and Millenials are very likely to wear a red poppy this year

The poll revealed only a third of Generation Z and Millenials are very likely to wear a red poppy this year

And only two in five will observe a two-minute silence in memory of servicemen who lost their lives in the war

And only two in five will observe a two-minute silence in memory of servicemen who lost their lives in the war

The number likely to wear a poppyrises to 54 per cent among Generation X and up to 72 per cent among Baby Boomers.

The number likely to wear a poppyrises to 54 per cent among Generation X and up to 72 per cent among Baby Boomers.

This rises to 54 per cent among Generation X and up to 72 per cent among Baby Boomers.

Four per cent of the country will wear a white poppy, the Ipsos poll says, while 10 per cent will attend a Remembrance service and 20 per cent will make a donation to a veterans' organisation or charity.  

And in shock figures less than half knew the historical significance of Remembrance Day being linked to the First World War - with two per cent thinking it commemorated the English Civil War in the 17th century. 

Just one in 10 did not think it is important for schools to teach their students about the World Wars - with 88 per cent thinking it was cruicial for youngsters to know about the 1939-1945 conflict and 86 per cent saying they should learn about the Great War.

Tory MP Michael Fabricant told MailOnline that he had spoken to people who are now 'nervous' about wearing a poppy.

He said: 'I have been wearing my poppy with pride. Police and the general public should all wear poppies as in previous years to show solidarity with the normal, decent people in the UK. 

'I noticed how relatively few people are wearing poppies this year. On asking, one told me he couldn't find a poppy seller while another said he was nervous being seen in London with one due to the demonstrations'.

Last weekend, a trio of poppy sellers at Charing Cross Station in London were surrounded by pro-Palestine protesters, preventing them selling poppies

Last weekend, a trio of poppy sellers at Charing Cross Station in London were surrounded by pro-Palestine protesters, preventing them selling poppies

And in shock figures less than half knew the historical significance of Remembrance Day being linked to the First World War - with two per cent thinking it commemorated the English Civil War in the 17th century

And in shock figures less than half knew the historical significance of Remembrance Day being linked to the First World War - with two per cent thinking it commemorated the English Civil War in the 17th century

It comes despite 80 per cent of the country agreeing that it is important to pay respect and mark the occasion - rising to 90 per cent among the older generation

It comes despite 80 per cent of the country

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