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Metaknowledge Experiment Part A: Will the UK vote for Brexit?
After getting some interesting results from our first "Metaknowledge" experiment, we're running another, this time on Brexit.
As briefly summarized by the by the BBC here, on June 23 there will be a referendum in the UK as to whether the UK will remain part of the EU.
The referendum will be decided by a straight majority vote of UK voters, and the results announced at some point after polls close on the 23rd.
In this "Part A" of the metaknowledge experiment, we ask in the standard way:
With what probability will the UK vote to leave the EU (i.e. "yes" on Brexit)?
In part B we ask you to predict what other predictors are currently predicting; you're encouraged to answer both to make the experiment more illuminating.
Metaculus help: Predicting
Predictions are the heart of Metaculus. Predicting is how you contribute to the wisdom of the crowd, and how you earn points and build up your personal Metaculus track record.
The basics of predicting are very simple: move the slider to best match the likelihood of the outcome, and click predict. You can predict as often as you want, and you're encouraged to change your mind when new information becomes available.
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Metaculus help: Community Stats
Use the community stats to get a better sense of the community consensus (or lack thereof) for this question. Sometimes people have wildly different ideas about the likely outcomes, and sometimes people are in close agreement. There are even times when the community seems very certain of uncertainty, like when everyone agrees that event is only 50% likely to happen.
When you make a prediction, check the community stats to see where you land. If your prediction is an outlier, might there be something you're overlooking that others have seen? Or do you have special insight that others are lacking? Either way, it might be a good idea to join the discussion in the comments.