Simon Fraser poses for a photograph on the island of Easdale
Simon Fraser, 16, poses for a photograph on the island of Easdale in Argyll and Bute, Scotland March 11, 2014. Simon plans to vote "Yes" in the referendum "because of the opportunities it will give in the future". He says he talks with his friends about the referendum and they have very mixed views on the subject. When Scotland's nationalist government dropped the voting age to 16 for this year's referendum on independence, it was widely seen as banking on teenage radicalism to ensure a break with the United Kingdom. If so, it may have miscalculated. Two opinion polls and Reuters interviews with 25 Scottish teenagers in 10 different locations suggest the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) can't be sure of their support in the Sept. 18 referendum. Overall, polls show Scots remain doubtful about separation, although the proportion of those supporting independence has increased over the past year. Picture taken March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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