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Response to leveymg (Reply #137)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:33 AM

138. No, 39% is the overall capitalism 'good' figure; for 65+, it's 47%

(p.158). Sorry, but you don't get to make up your own figures for this. I'm not 'slicing the data'; I'm showing it, while you're misreading it. I'm not "emphasizing the amorphous middle"; I've said hardly anything about the middle, mostly comparing the people who think things are 'good' or 'ill', without using the 'mixed' figure. Now you're talking about strong feelings, which you haven't done before. But you're not actually saying anything about them, or pointing to figures; you're just asserting, without evidence, that results when considering 'strong feelings' are different from the figures I've quoted so far. You're moving the goalposts, and then not even looking at them. But since this thread is about the general reasons for why people voted 'Leave', we should be looking at general feelings, rather than just at people with particularly strong feelings.

No, not all factors are equally strong; that's why we've been looking for what attitudes are correlated with 'Leave'. And the answer is chiefly: opposition to multiculturalism, social liberalism, and immigration.

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