Did young people bother to vote in the EU referendum?
Contrary to popular conjecture, our data suggests they did.
Written by Prof. Michael Bruter and Dr. Sarah Harrison from the ECREP Electoral Psychology initiative at the the London School of Economics (www.ecrep.org)Much has been said of the generational gap between young and old voters in the referendum on EU membership, but whilst the contrast in terms of preference, with young people massively supporting a vote to remain in the EU, was unanimously accepted, the question of youth turnout was far more ? and surprisingly ? controversial.