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Are older voters winging behind Remain? It depends how you ask them…

  On 23rd May the Telegraph published the results of an ORB poll which suggested that the traditional advantage of the Leave campaign among older voters was being eroded. The poll showed that 51% of over-65s were planning to vote Remain in the EU referendum, compared with 44% planning to vote Leave. The finding may well have contributed…

EU Referendum: Dr Stuart Fox Reveals Key Route to Information for Young People

Dr Stuart Fox reveals the best route to information about the EU referendum is through registering to vote. ‘For young people, whom research has shown are less likely to vote than their elders, because of their limited interest in and (to a lesser extent) knowledge of the issues at stake, the key step in becoming…

The young, the old and the Referendum

  It has been common practice for some time – and perhaps now more than ever – for journalists to emphasise the political differences between young and old in areas such as voting preferences or political agendas, and to frame those differences in terms of generational ‘conflict’ or ‘war’. With the exception of electoral turnout,…

What makes Millennials less likely to vote – low interest or loss knowledge?

  As the official referendum campaign gets underway, polling continues to highlight the vital role Millennials will play in deciding the outcome. They are becoming (albeit slightly) even more supportive of EU membership, even though overall levels of support have remained relatively stable, and young people who support EU membership are – unlike their elder counterparts – more…

Young people are becoming steadily more supportive of EU Membership – but it could all come apart in an instant

Depending on your perspective, the campaigns for a remain/withdrawal vote in the EU referendum have had between six weeks (since David Cameron announced the date of the referendum on 20th February) or more than two years (since David Cameron announced that the plan to hold a referendum would be in the Conservative Party manifesto for the…