The difference between how old and young people voted in the Brexit referendum says it all 2 years ago

The difference between how old and young people voted in the Brexit referendum says it all

 The difference in opinion between those under 25 and those over 65 in the matter of Brexit is staggering, according to exit polls.

Statistics released this morning by pollsters YouGov highlight the disparity between old and young when it comes to leaving the European Union.

64% of the UK population aged between 18 and 24 voted to remain part of the EU. However, the successful Leave campaign was bolstered by 58% of those over 65 voting to leave.

45% of those between the ages of 25 and 49 voted to remain, and 35% of those between 50 and 65. Just one third of the over-65 electorate voted to remain.

This chart highlights the number of years that each group will have to live with Britain's decision to leave the EU.