Referendums - an analysis

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Referendums - an analysis

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:47 pm

Auntie again:
More often than not, when faced with a yes/no choice at the polls, people are more likely to choose change. Dr Alan Renwick, from University College London, and Prof Stephen Fisher, of the University of Oxford, looked at 284 nationwide referendums, which took place in democratic countries between 1990 and 2016. A majority of voters chose the change option over the status quo in 186 of them.

Since the early 1800s there have been 54 independence votes, of which 43 have passed. Of those, peaceful independence followed in 22 of them, while in the rest independence either did not happen or did occur after a period of violence.

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Re: Referendums - an analysis

Post by Croydon13013 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:43 pm

Not impressed.

Perhaps referendums are more likely to be held when there is a strong push for change? Not much point in holding a poll on something if the majority don't seem to want a change is there?
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