Compared to young women, young men were more likely to support Trump and Brexit

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

In new research, Rakib Ehsan found that Britain’s young Eurosceptics were more likely to be male when compared to their pro-Remain peers. He explores these emerging gender-based differences in political affiliation and vote choice, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

In recent times, the UK and the US have both experienced fundamental shocks to their democratic systems. In 2016, egg was left on the faces of many a political commentator: defying the predictions of many pollsters, shocking much of the mainstream media, and sending many academics in a tailspin, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016; and then, that November, businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election.


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