It was mainly the educated/qualified who voted remain ? Poll please

(302 Posts)
concertplayer Fri 24-Jun-16 06:59:28

While watching this morning's Eu debates an argument was put forward
that it was mainly the educated/qualified in the large cities like London
Edinburgh and Brighton voting to remain as they were the most mobile/
more likely to be moving to Europe for jobs etc
This is not necessarily this poster's view but it does seem these places
have more "knowledge "jobs than the provinces So I would like these
degree holding Mmnetters to disclose whether there is any truth in this?

chosenone Fri 24-Jun-16 07:04:00

Degree and Post grad here... voted remain.
Live in a deprived area and have never ever seen as many people at the Polls, many with England flags!

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Fri 24-Jun-16 07:07:16

Degree holder in London, voted Remain. Half my work colleagues are Europeans.

I've been staying near Clacton this week and seen Vote Leave posters everywhere.

GraceGrape Fri 24-Jun-16 07:08:40

Degree and post-grad qualification - remain.

Eyre89 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:09:36

Degree remain

titchy Fri 24-Jun-16 07:10:04

Remain. Post grad. University wonk.

Suspect there's some truth in OP.

dementedma Fri 24-Jun-16 07:10:55

Degree, remain
Same for two brothers, dh, DDS 1 and 2, 2 nieces and nephews

LaurieFairyCake Fri 24-Jun-16 07:11:32

Yes, that's true

Oxford, Cambridge, St. Albans, London. All places where the most educated live and work.

JE678 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:11:48

Doctorate... Voted remain in London

Kerberos Fri 24-Jun-16 07:11:48

Yep. Degree and remain.

Although I'm cancelled out by my degree holding, leave voting neighbour!

originalmavis Fri 24-Jun-16 07:13:18

3 degrees and remain.

DownWithThisSortaThing Fri 24-Jun-16 07:13:24

Degree and remain.
DP and my family all left school at 16. They all voted remain too

LyndaNotLinda Fri 24-Jun-16 07:13:31

Post grad - remain

LyndaNotLinda Fri 24-Jun-16 07:14:10

I don't have any friends who voted leave.

PenelopePitstops Fri 24-Jun-16 07:14:13

Degree remain.

My local Facebook page had a poll. Most of the people with degrees were remain. Others without education above gcse were leave. Totally anecdotal I know but does seem to fit with the picture countrywide.

usual Fri 24-Jun-16 07:14:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EhBeeSeeDee Fri 24-Jun-16 07:14:42

Degree, live in Oxford and see how fucking important the EU is everyday. I'm gutted. At least all my fellow citizens in oxford will be gutted. Not looking forward to the school run this morning.

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:14:59

Degree. Leave. Surrey.

startingtheengine Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:14

Neither DH or I have a degree but we voted remain.

EmmapausalBitch Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:23

Degree and post graduate - remain.

However, mother and sister left education after GCSEs - also both remain.

meditrina Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:45

Well I've certainly just seen a commentator on the news saying that it was the Labour vote which decided the outcome of the referendum.

So if it's related to being educated/qualified, that has just written off the Labour heartlands as populated by the ill-educated/poorly qualified.

Nice.

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:46

Two degrees - voted remain
Dh (with degree) also voted remain

Fossilfancier5 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:50

No degree but did read LOADS to make a fully informed decision - remain

Spanielcrackers Fri 24-Jun-16 07:15:53

My family unit:
Husband PhD remain
Me Graduate Remain
Son 1 MSc currently PhD student Remain
Son 2 MPhys student Remain
Son 3 Hoping to be MEng student in October Remain

AprilLoveJ Fri 24-Jun-16 07:16:34

"I would like these degree holding MNetters to disclose whether there is any truth in this"

So you're going to get a thread completely full of only degree holding, remain voters.

Brilliant unbiased poll.

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