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YouGov asks: What is it about Lib Dems and Sci-Fi?

TARDISYouGov has the hard evidence for something that a lot of us have suspected for a long time – that “There is a strange correlation between supporting the Liberal Democrats and being a fan of Science Fiction“.

YouGov regularly polls its panel of 400,000 people (including me, as it happens) so has built up some rich data. The survey last year on Doctor Who showed that while 31% of the population are interested in the programme, that jumps to 41% for Lib Dem supporters. (Nick Barlow blogged about the survey at the time)

Time and time again the Liberal Democrats appeared as the most correlated political party for Sci-Fi related topics. Movies like The MatrixBlade RunnerAlienThe Fifth ElementStargateBack to the Future and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and sci fi classic books like Hitchhikers’ Guide to the GalaxyDune and I Robot – ALL show positive correlations to support for the Lib Dems.

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