David Webster has sent me a picture; let me share it with you.
What it shows is that “Over 60% of the variation in ‘Yes’ vote share between local authorities can be explained by the single variable ‘proportion of datazones in the LA which are in the most deprived 15% in Scotland’.”
And here’s another from David:
One thought on “Who voted yes?”
This seems right but what other variables were included in the regression model? This effect could be much less noticeable if other influential variables are included.