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Harry Potter

Again, the Hero?

Posted on 2014.09.19 at 02:39
So, it looks like Scotland's voters have narrowly but decisively rejected independence.

One article I read discussed the fact that the franchise was extended to younger Scots, 16 & 17 years old, for the first time for this referendum, and that, while this was widely viewed as a pro-independence trick, those new young voters were unexpectedly polling against independence. I also recall that a strong public voice against independence has been J. K. Rowling.

So I have to ask: is it possible that Harry Potter has just saved the United Kingdom -- again???


elfwhistletree at 2014-09-19 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
It's a nice theory, but it doesn't seem to match up against these statistics, I'm afraid.


The 16 & 17 year old voters would only comprise about 3% of the electorate anyway - I suspect that J. K. Rowling's fans cover a much wider age range than that, but probably not so many in the 65+ age bracket, although of course there will be some.

I'm quite interested by the reversal of the age-correlation for the 18-24 age group - Daffodil Ranger suggested that perhaps they (like herself, of course) were more worldly wise than the school children, but more internationally minded than those older than her.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2014-09-20 14:33 (UTC) (Link)
I seldom let paltry facts get in the way of ideas that amuse me.
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