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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36616028

    As you can clearly see, Only Londonistan, Scotland and Northern Island voted to remain. Leave had an overwhelming win by turnout per region. Remainers, please stop spouting the nonsense about the south east not being represented now that you've seen the data. Just accept defeat and move on.
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    Also, the graphs about age groups voting which are spreading on social media are being misinterpreted and misunderstood! The data is taken from only a couple of thousand people before the actual voting happened, not exactly a fair representation of of the 33million or so who voted, is it?
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    (Original post by Tsunaomi)
    Also, the graphs about age groups voting which are spreading on social media are completely inaccurate! The data is taken from only a couple of thousand people before the actual voting happened, not exactly a fair representation of of the 33million or so who voted, is it?
    This shows a misunderstanding of statistics
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    (Original post by Tsunaomi)
    Also, the graphs about age groups voting which are spreading on social media are completely inaccurate! The data is taken from only a couple of thousand people before the actual voting happened, not exactly a fair representation of of the 33million or so who voted, is it?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(statistics)
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    Sigh, I know how sampling works. Kind of insulting when remainers decide that all leave campaigners are dumb, racist bigots.

    It's beside the point- the graphs circling don't mention that 1.) It's a sample of a small percentage and 2.) That it's only data taken from a certain region.

    Information being twisted and turned by butthurt remainers in order to blame elderly racists who don't live in the now for the fact they lost.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    This shows a misunderstanding of statistics
    I amended my post from 'inaccurate' to 'misinterpreted and misunderstood.'
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    I'm not a mathematician, but ~55% wins for leave (no where was above 60% leave) doesn't seem like an "overwhelming" win lol. Pretty sure if there is a mathematical definition for this it would be the 66% supermajority.

    55% is a narrow victory. It is certainly a majority, but not a large one. Only just over half of voters wanted to leave, and this only represents about 39% of people there, as the turnout was not 100%.
 
 
 
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