Dr Stuart Fox

A generational divide

Young people and Brexit: a generational divide

Posted on 24 February 2017 by WISERD

The EU Referendum highlighted a dramatic difference of opinion regarding the most important decision facing the British electorate for a generation, with younger voters overwhelmingly supporting EU membership while their elders voted to leave. This ‘generational divide’ has been a prominent theme in the media, which has repeatedly documented the anger and sense of ‘betrayal’
Read more


Religion and the EU Referendum: After the Poll

Posted on 11 July 2016 by WISERD

Before the referendum our post on ‘Religion and the EU Referendum’ examined how preferences for the UK’s membership of the European Union were affected by the religious affiliations of Christian voters. We found notable differences between the denominations, with Anglicans, Methodists and Baptists supporting a withdrawal from the EU, Presbyterians and those of no religious
Read more




Being Registered to Vote Matters for More than Having a Say

Posted on 25 May 2016 by WISERD

One of the most important dates in the entire EU referendum campaign will be the 7th June: the deadline for registering to vote. The introduction of Individual Voter Registration in the last parliament means that every eligible adult must register to vote individually, and can no longer be registered by university halls or the head
Read more


Religion and the EU Referendum

Posted on 23 May 2016 by WISERD

Religion and the EU Referendum With less than a month to go until the polls open, the broad strategies of the Remain and Leave campaigns have become fairly clear. For Remain, led by Britain Stronger in Europe their objective is to highlight the risks of leaving the EU in economic terms alone, for everything from
Read more



The Young, the Old, and the Referendum

Posted on 19 April 2016 by WISERD

It has been common practice for some time – and perhaps now more than ever – for journalists to emphasise the political differences between young and old in areas such as voting preferences or political agendas, and to frame those differences in terms of generational ‘conflict’ or ‘war’. With the exception of electoral turnout, however,
Read more