Well, the dust is still settling and people around the world are shocked to find that the has UK voted to leave the EU.
While it will be some time until the official numbers are available, unofficial reports paint a picture of Brexit as a deep generational divide.
A poll by YouGov showed that 64% of Britons aged 25-29 opted for Remain, along with 61% of the 30-34 demographic. It is reasonable to conclude then, that the 45+ crowd, largely comprised of baby boomers, were the force that tipped the scales in favour of leave.
Using the #Remain, many Millennials argued passionately for remaining in the EU in the days and weeks leading up to the referendum. However in the end, Leave won with 51.9% of the vote.
In the aftermath, Millennials are not hesitating to make their voices heard. Here are a selection of some notable Millennial responses:
American millennials, let #Brexit be a lesson. VOTE IN NOVEMBER. DO NOT LET FEAR WIN AND AN OLDER GENERATION DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE. 🇺🇸🇬🇧
— Alex Gervasi (@AlexontheMic) June 24, 2016
We've lost our future because you wanted to re-live your romanticised past?
I have never been more ashamed, scared, and angry.
— Dottie James (@dotttiejames) June 24, 2016
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 24, 2016
Let #Brexit be a lesson to the American youth: old people WILL screw you over unless you go out and vote.
— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) June 24, 2016
The only upside of this is seeing the collective outrage and unity of young people on Twitter
— Connor (@ibn_janice) June 24, 2016
One of the most striking comments came from our own chairman, Bruce Anderson, who wrote the following:
"Have a referendum" sounds good. But UK will now face wrenching change, which half didn't want & old are effectively forcing on young
— Bruce Anderson (@bruceanderson) June 24, 2016
Millennial citizens are tremendously distinct from previous generations. To learn more, visit our Research Page.
Millennial Type Most Likely to Advocate to #Remain: The Spark.
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