* There was little difference in the voting views of 35 year olds, 55 year olds, and 75 year olds and only the very young were heavily 'Remain.'
* The 'Leave' vote did not happen because of generalised unhappiness in the country.
* There were no particularly large voting differences between ‘white British’ and other citizens.
* There was no statistically significant influence from either being unemployed, being married, having children, or living in a rural area.
The key predictor of someone’s Brexit vote was : their deep-down feelings about their own finances - whether they felt they were :
* managing comfortably
* doing OK
* just about getting by
* having some - or extreme - difficulty
“People’s feelings about how their own wallet had been performing, determined how they voted. I am not sure Brexit was greatly about principle. It was more a cry of financial pain.”
The Paper : http://ftp.iza.org/dp11059.pdf