Saturday, December 17, 2016

The real explanation for Brexit and Trump

The real explanation for Brexit and Trump

Claudia Chwalisz & James Kanagasoorium, Populus
   Did the votes for Donald Trump and for Brexit really spring from similar causes? Crunching through the data, it becomes apparent that in both the US and the UK, increasing geographical polarisation has trapped certain demographics in areas of social, educational and economic stagnation. How we respond to this will determine whether we are witnessing a temporary convulsion or a long-term shift.