How The Scouse Accent Is Viewed By The Public In A YouGov Poll Answered By British Adults In The UK

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

The Liverpool City Region's Accent Ranked Second To Last As One Of The UK's Least Attractive Accents

Bitmoji avatar of Peter Eric Lang hovering over the UK (Credit: YouGov/ Bitmoji/ Peter Eric Lang).
Bitmoji avatar of Peter Eric Lang hovering over the UK (Credit: YouGov/ Bitmoji/ Peter Eric Lang).

I found a YouGov survey from November 2014 about British Accents, and the Scouse Accent, was unfortunately rated as one of the least attractive accents in the British Isles. It is naturally classed as one of the twelve main accents in the UK and is certainly one of the most recognisable without any shadow of a doubt.


The Infographic That YouGov Produced On Their Findings

YouGov map of the British Isles including the highlighted area of the Liverpool Metropolitan Area where the Scouse Accent is spoken (Credit: YouGov).
YouGov map of the British Isles including the highlighted area of the Liverpool Metropolitan Area where the Scouse Accent is spoken (Credit: YouGov).

Conducted by YouGov and answered by British adult participants. Earning the top spot on the list is the Southern Irish Accent with a net score of 42. Received Pronunciation, also known as 'BBC English' or how many in Northern America refer to as a 'British Accent', had a net score of 31. Welsh gained a net score of 20 with the Yorkshire Accent having a net score of 15 and not far behind the West County gaining a net score of 13. The Geordie Accent which you will find in the Newcastle Area gained a net score of 10 and Northern Irish gaining the lowest positive net score of 5.