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How regional differences in Scotland impacted on voting results in the independence referendum

Ayres, Steven (2014) How regional differences in Scotland impacted on voting results in the independence referendum. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Sep 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Steven Ayres explores demographic differences and voting patterns in Scotland’s independence referendum. He finds a strong positive relationship between the proportion of ‘Yes’ votes and out of work benefit claimants, and that areas with a high proportion of people born elsewhere in the UK demonstrated the weakest support for ‘Yes’. He also shows that areas with the highest vote share for the SNP in the 2014 European Parliament election did not actually see the strongest support for independence. Finally, the data reveals a clear negative association with ‘Yes’ and the proportion of population in the 65+ age group, although the relationship appears weaker than for other variables.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 08:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74670

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