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Glasgow, Scotland — It is no secret that Glasgow is one of the world’s top tech hubs.
But the city is also a place where it is easy to be an outcast.
Glasgow has been ranked the fifth most hostile city in the United Kingdom for the past year and a half, according to a study by a British technology consultancy, Comscore.
And in some ways, that is because Glasgow is not the only place where outcasts are in the spotlight.
The study, which was based on a survey of more than 2,000 adults in Glasgow, examined how many people feel comfortable using the word “outcast” to describe themselves.
It found that nearly half of those surveyed said they felt that their identity as a tech-savvy person was threatened because of their outcast status.
The most common reasons people cited for feeling outcast included being a woman, being a minority or being a member of the LGBT community.
The survey also found that while nearly three-quarters of people felt comfortable using an “out” when referring to themselves as a member or a minority in the workplace, that figure dropped to less than one-quarter in 2016.
The numbers show that many people in the tech industry feel uncomfortable using the term “outsider” to refer to themselves in an online survey, even though it is perfectly acceptable.
The survey found that a majority of respondents felt the word was not appropriate.