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Professor Tim Bale, Sex, slang, steak: views that show remainers and leavers are worlds apart


The polling company YouGov’s quirkier survey questions reveal a nation divided on everything from homosexuality to cooking, writes Martin Belham in the Guardian. Asked “Do you think it is or is not acceptable to sell or display a golliwog doll?”, 71 per cent of leave voters said “acceptable”. Remain voters scored 37 per cent. QMUL’s Professor Tim Bale, who commissioned the research, said: “The remain/leave split, to be honest, was pretty much what I expected. Research shows that age, identity and values – as opposed to, say, economics – played a big part in which way people voted, and they’re also exactly what drives what people think about gollies.”
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