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The Future of the Monarchy

Poll for Central TV

Published:December 1996
Fieldwork:13-16 December 1996
Keywords:Future predictions, Monarchy, Prince Charles, Princess Anne
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  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,838 adults aged 18+ throughout Great Britain
  • Interviews were conducted face-to-face, in home, on 13-16 December 1996
  • Data are weighted to the profile of the population
  • The survey was conducted for Central TV

Q Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy in ten years/fifty years/one hundred years?

  10 years 50 years 100 years
  % % %
Will
77 33 20
Will not
19 48 56
Don't know 4 19 24
Trends on these questions

Q Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Britain no longer needs a Monarchy"

  %
Agree
35
Disagree
60
Don't know 5

Q On balance, do you think that Prince Charles will make a good king or a bad king when he comes to the throne in future?

  %
Good king
46
Bad king
36
Don't know/no opinion 18
Trends on this question

Q If the Monarchy were replaced by an elected Presidential system, which if any of the people on this card would you most like to see as President?

  %
Princess Anne 17
Richard Branson 13
Prince Charles 9
Lady Thatcher 5
Princess Diana 5
Betty Boothroyd 4
Neil Kinnock 4
Sir John Harvey Jones 4
Tony Benn 3
Sir Edward Heath 2
Sir David Steel 2
Shirley Williams 1
Sir Stewart Lewis *
None of these 24
Don't know
6

Q Which member of the Royal Family, if any, do you think has done the most damage to the Royal Family's reputation?

  %
The Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson) 40
Prince Charles (The Prince of Wales) 34
Diana, Princess of Wales 11
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 2
The Queen 1
Prince Andrew (The Duke of York) *
Princess Anne (The Princess Royal) *
Prince Edward *
Other 1
None 4
Don't know
6

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