[quote=“MikeN”][quote]The survey shows that Northern Ireland and Scotland are the regions most in favour of staying in the EU, with almost two thirds of respondents wishing to remain.
The least positive region about EU membership is the Midlands - with 59 per cent of the East Midlands wanting to leave.
There is a huge gulf among young and older voters over the European issue - with seven in 10 young voters backing the European Union. 73 per cent of those aged between 18-29 want to remain in the EU, while 63 per cent of those aged over 60 want to leave.
When it comes to social class and education, those who went to university are most likely to be pro-EU - with seven out of ten UK graduates wishing to remain in Europe, according to the polls.
Those belonging to the AB social class - usually in higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations - support the EU by 62 to 38 per cent.
Meanwhile, people in the lower C2 and DE social grades have net dissatisfaction with the institution. Ukip has attempted to re-brand itself as a party for the working class, and so it will try and boost turnout in this eurosceptic group.
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So older, poorer less educated favour exit; no gender gap. The only thing I found strange was the Northwest and Northeastwere split pretty evenly; I would have thought they would have been more opposed; I see Yorkshire is.[/quote]
Yorkshire has completely different demographics to the north-west and northeast in terms of immigration. There’s a lot of hatred of Pakistani communities and more recent immigration. Liverpool and Manchester have less trouble with stuff like that. The Rotherham cases had a huge impact and riots in Burnley and places like that.
Me, I don’t hugely give a toss because I don’t live there. However, my socio-political demographic would be a ‘remain’ one. The ‘leave’ voters: they can’t really see how it affects them. Less trade? So what? They’re thumbing their nose at the establishment because the Labour party has effectively collapsed: the Conservative government knows exactly what is doing by distributing these particular bread and circuses at this point in Cameron’s term.