What young Britons really think about Brexit and their prospects outside the EU

Avril Keating, Director, Centre for Global Youth, UCL Institute of Education, UCL, reports:

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, much was made of how devastated young people were by the result. A survey by Lord Ashcroft suggested that over 70% of young people aged 18-24 voted Remain, while almost 60% of over 55s voted to Leave.

In my ongoing research, I’ve found that this view is too simplistic: in practice, young people’s reactions and views are much more diverse and tricky to categorise.

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