A third of Brits under the age of 25 are reportedly refusing to wear the poppy as Remembrance Day draws closer because they believes that it glorifies war.
The research, carried out by Consumer Intelligence, found that some 11 percent of the country will not wear poppies as part of the Royal British Legion appeal, which raises £43 million for ex-service personnel every year.
Some even claimed that they feel bullied into wearing it, while others said they refused to wear it as a show of opposition against current military action.
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The survey, which polled Brits in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, also found that 29 percent of people believe that it should be compulsory to wear it.
Ian Hughes, the Chief Executive of Consumer Intelligence said: ‘The Poppy Appeal commands widespread support and raises huge sums but not everyone agrees with it or backs it.
‘It is interesting however that tolerance of those who oppose poppies is so high with most people accepting it is a matter of personal choice.’
The wearing of a white poppy has also been popularised in recent years, warn as a sign of remembrance by pacifists and anti-war activists.