Brits showed up in overwhelming numbers to vote themselves out of the European Union (EU) last month. Nearly three quarters of the nation’s eligible voters cast a ballot. Of the roughly 33 million people who voted, 52 percent chose to exit.
Millennials now account for the largest sector of the total population at 13 million strong. With months of discussion and media hype, it would be hard to argue that this 24/7 cyber connected group was largely unaware or without opinion. In fact, to ensure their rights, the government allowed for last minute registration.
Yet, millennials failed to swing the vote in favor of their preferred position to remain in the EU. Why? Almost two thirds of voters in that age bracket never cast a ballot. Interestingly, after the vote, droves of young adults felt entitled to protest the results.