From the IOE blog: Understanding youth turnout in GenElec2017: some comments, cautions and caveats | Cathy Farmer

By Avril Keating. This blog first appeared on the IOE blog page on 13th June 2017. This post has been re-blogged from the Centre for Global Youth website.

Youth turnout in the British general election has once again been the focus of much media attention and social media comment, with some calling this election a “youthquake”. In this blog, I provide some contextual information for these stories, and some words of caution for interpreting the data that is currently available.

1. It is widely being claimed that 72% of young people turned out to vote in the General Election. This is…

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