Friday, June 24, 2016

The UK Vote: An Interesting Analysis by Age Group

The news all over the world today is that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. It was a close margin: 51.9% voted to leave. Turnout for the vote was high - over 72%. The ramifications of this decision are still coming to light, and people all over the world are weighing in on the decision. I'll leave it to my more politically-savvy friends to comment on the decision (for instance, my friend over at The Daily Parker). Instead, I'll focus on what I do best - examining data.

One interesting analysis I saw on social media today uses poll results from June 17-19, asking people how they planned to vote. What made it interesting is that they presented the results by age group, showing a definite relationship between age and vote:

The poll was conducted by YouGov. You can check out their coverage of recent polling results here.

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