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The EU referendum and the shaming of leave voters

Chen, Anqi (2016) The EU referendum and the shaming of leave voters. Researching Sociology (08 Jul 2016). Website.

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A day right after EU referendum result came out, my Facebook page exploded. Full of words of anger and shock, almost all of my friends were expressing their frustration and disappointment. This is very easy to understand because most of my Facebook friends are university undergraduates. Young and well-educated, they are statistically perfect remain voters. Unlike my remain-oriented sample, the EU referendum told us the fact that almost 52% of the population wanted to leave. It was more than a shock to us, after all, the people in our lives including parents, peers, teachers – and to some extent Londoners – were overwhelmingly supporting remain. What made our prediction wrong? Who is it to blame?

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:54

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