LONDON — The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European referendum in a historic referendum, and figures suggest that certain generations may have played a key role in the outcome.
A YouGov survey showing an age breakdown of voting has prompted many young people to blame the Brexit vote on older generations.
The figures — published after polls closed on Thursday night — suggest that 75% of 18-24 year olds voted to remain in the EU, while 53% of 50-64 year olds and 59% of people over 65 voted to leave.
The survey has prompted an outpouring of disappointment on social media among younger voters…
It’s not fair that the older generation are deciding our futures 🙅🏻
— Rhiannon Morris (@Rhiannonmorriss) June 24, 2016
Older generations voted for a future the younger generation didn’t want. I am actually shocked.
— Tay (@tay_azalea) June 24, 2016
What have we just done? And by ‘we’, I mean largely older generation who voted leave and have just condemned my generation even further.
— Ben Travis (@BenSTravis) June 24, 2016
The older generation has screwed it up for the younger generation. Good Luck if you think that the UK economy is going to rise like this
— بختاور (@BeingAfridian) June 24, 2016
The older generation deciding about the future of the younger generation seems not like democracy to me?
— Queen Lindsey (@HobbitLindsey) June 24, 2016
Basically most leave votes were by the older generation but this will have a bigger impact on the younger generation well okay then.
— Annie (@ThisPaper_Heart) June 24, 2016
I’m scared. Jokes aside I’m actually scared. Today an older generation has voted to ruin the future for the younger generation. I’m scared.
— Chai Cameron (@MyNamesChai) June 24, 2016
Thanks to the older generation for voting for the younger generations future that we didnt ask for
— Lord_Tordoff (@tordoff44) June 24, 2016
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