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Are night people more likely to be Leave Voters?

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GardenGeek Wed 13-Jun-18 03:24:38

So I had a mad theory grin It is 3 in the morning!

I was recently sat in a room at 3am and realised it was the only time I have sat with more leave voters than remain voters in my age group (under 30s).

Theory is being a night person makes you more likely to be a leave voter.

Anyone think there may be any truth in this insane theory? I started researching further and found something about fiscal riskiness in night owls which I think is one of the main factors in weighing towards remain. But I cant find it again.

With the people I know it fits better than all the other commonly thought factors such as age, left/right, education so I have seriously started thinking is there something in this or do I just know a coincidental set of people? confused

W0rriedMum Wed 13-Jun-18 03:27:07

No. Remain here and up worrying about the future again.. I know what we have to lose.

birdladyfromhomealone Wed 13-Jun-18 03:30:00

Remain here too

GardenGeek Wed 13-Jun-18 03:33:28

Haha well thats the theory debunked so far grin

MVLipwig Wed 13-Jun-18 03:34:33

Also remain. But not sure Mumsnet is a representative sample

isthissummer Wed 13-Jun-18 03:39:52

Also remain, but to be fair Brexit has encouraged me overseas at present so it isn't the middle of the night where I am, I should be sound asleep come 3am.

littlebillie Wed 13-Jun-18 03:45:18

Remain and up

DontMentionTheWar Wed 13-Jun-18 04:07:36

Nope. Remain through and through and a total night owl - as are all my family.

9amTrain Wed 13-Jun-18 04:07:57


TipseyTorvey Wed 13-Jun-18 04:11:33

Remain here but only up because I've got a bloody cold coming on and all bunged up. I'm still so angry and sad about it all that I've largely given up watching the news when it crops up.

Copperbonnet Wed 13-Jun-18 04:16:51

I voted remain as did everyone I know.

I don’t actually know anyone in real life who voted leave.

I would suspect that how you voted has more to do with where you live and your educational level than whether you like to stay up late.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 13-Jun-18 04:42:50

The night crowd on here may not be in the UK which makes then a very unrepresentative group!

GardenGeek Wed 13-Jun-18 13:14:44

Thanks everyone grin

No leavers, so even though I agree MN is probably not representative...
I think I have to conclude I most likely just have a coincidental set of friends.

Wish I could find that paper again about night owls vs morning larks though, was really interesting.

Copperbonnet Wed 13-Jun-18 18:21:00

MrsT is correct, I’m not currently in the U.K. but I was when I voted remain and our plans to emigrate didn’t affect my vote.

She is right though that middle of the night posters aren’t necessarily representative.

ScreamingValenta Wed 13-Jun-18 18:23:47

Another night-owl remainer here smile.

Freezingheart Wed 13-Jun-18 18:25:41

Nope. Night owl here and remained!

expatinscotland Wed 13-Jun-18 18:27:38

Er, nope. I despise mornings. I'd happily never see high noon again. Total night owl. A remainer.

Tessliketrees Wed 13-Jun-18 18:28:51

Night owl who was nearly a leave voter here. I spoiled my ballot in the end though.

ForalltheSaints Wed 13-Jun-18 18:47:24

Could it be that those who have jobs involving shift work and/or evening work are likely to be in industries affected most by migration?

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 13-Jun-18 19:13:42

DH works nights and was absolutely horrified when his bloody mother crowed about 'winning' the referendum

TheCatFromOuterSpace Wed 13-Jun-18 19:17:35

I would wonder why you were all up at 3am. Is it related to your occupational? If so it seems more likely that your occupational is more likely to be leave voters than it being related to your natural sleep patterns.

GardenGeek Tue 19-Jun-18 15:39:06

It wasnt occupational, it was at the end of a casual weekend party get together of old state college friends, it was a good college in a well off area so you had a mix of everyone.

The people I was left with I have spent time with late into the evenings always, or were close friends of friends that they have told me are prolific night people (as I am one too its a shared interest).

That was what I found so interesting, everyone has taken different life routes (work/education), different politics - drastically so, different occupations, different class back grounds, different current levels of wealth, or 'investment' in propping up the status quo (ie. being a home or business owner).

Then when I thought of all my family members who I would know if morning and night, and all of DPs and all of my other close friends. And then I was like wow! There are some night people who are not leavers, and remainers. But it fits much better than all the other commonly thought factors which amazes me. Even area, so being from city or country, London, north or south etc.

I do think I just have coincidental friends and family though, because not one person has said the theory fits them. But its a great coincidence tbh, and the more I think about the more I am amazed. grin

And why I like the night... its peaceful, you dont feel like you should be doing something, and I can take time for myself to do whatever I want. As a 'creative and lazy countered with high mental drive/guilt in order to function' person, I find it quite difficult to relax, or be at peace/ see clearly/ function at most efficient if I feel I have something more important I should be doing - and could do. I do think even if the world was 24 hr I too would probably be a night person maybe - who knows grin. I just get all my ideas/ process my thoughts etc. I cant describe it!

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