Analysis of the BES survey data suggests that this trend was critical in 2017. While turnout was virtually unchanged from 2015 among homeowners, it jumped eight points among all renters, and 10 points among those renting in the private sector. Within the latter, turnout increased in almost all age groups, including by 15 points among 25-44 year olds.
No, there really, really, really, really, REALLY wasn’t a youthquakeA key narrative following last year’s surprise election result was the concept of a ‘youthquake’ – that 18-24 year olds, long known for abstention, turned out in force to vote and powered Labour to its highest vote share since 2001. But it turns out that this ‘youthquake’ didn’t really happen. The recently published British Election Study (BES) found instead that the rise in turnout was actually among a slightly older age group.
As most readers will know by now, the British Election Study’s probability survey found no evidence of the substantial spike in turnout among under 25s at last year’s general election that, prior to its publication, was widely thought to have occurred. This finding was disputed by a variety of people, though it’s perhaps notable that they don’t – as far as I’m aware – include any of the pollsters that thought a youthquake occurred at the time.
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Selecting a term
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