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Title: What could have tipped the EU referendum result in favour of Remain
Authors: Zhang, Aihua
First Published: 16-Aug-2017
Publisher: The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited
Citation: The Conversation, 2017
Abstract: [First paragraphs] Much of the analysis about why the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 has been done by looking at individual factors in isolation, or using opinion poll data from both before and after the vote. In a new research paper, I applied two statistical analyses to the actual referendum voting data obtained from the Electoral Commission and the UK’s latest census data. I found that while voters’ level of higher education was the most important factor, the gender of voters and the turnout level also had parts to play in the victory for the Leave campaign.
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Internet Publication
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives License (, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Description: This article was written for The Conversation by invitation
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