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How do millennials vote? Debunking the myths

The evidence shows that some common assumptions about their voting behaviour are fraught with peril

By Bobby Duffy  

Young people's voting habits are not as simple as is often assumed. Photo: Garry Knight

One of the most discussed aspects of this general election campaign has been the way the young vote. How are they likely to cast their ballots? Will as many vote as say they will? What does this mean for the outcome on 8th June? Underlying these specific questions are fundamental questions about voter behaviour. Here, we’ve gotten stuck into the data to identify the key trends.

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