Brexit — a story in maps
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And maybe they’re right. Your brain can process an image in a fraction of the time it would take to read the same information.
But what if that picture isn’t the whole picture?
Well, that particular map is purposely difficult to look at, the idea being when the opacity is decreased (with smaller turnout) and the colourmap range goes from 0–100, the result becomes much less polarised/obvious, and this manifests in how easy it is to see.
Hi — thanks for your comment. The intention was to show which areas had sufficiently strong opinions either way (where “sufficiently strong” is defined to be >50% electorate). So, if the referendum were run individually in each area, and decided according to an absolute majority, then only in the purple/yellow areas would there be a clear decision…