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Monarchy Poll, April 2006

Published:24 April 2006
Fieldwork:20 - 22 April 2006
Source:The Sun

Ipsos MORI conducted research on behalf of The Sun Newspaper looking at the British public's attitudes towards the Monarchy.

Topline Results

  • MORI interviewed 1,006 adults aged 18+ by telephone between 20-22 April 2006.
  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.

Q1 Would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?

  %
Republic 18
Monarchy 72
Don't know 10

Q2-4 Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy in 10 years / 50 years / 100 years?

  Q2 Q3 Q4
  10 years? 50 years? 100 years?
  % % %
Will 82 41 24
Will not 11 40 53
Don't know 7 19 23

Q5 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Queen is doing her job as Monarch?

  %
Satisfied 85
Dissatisfied 8
Don't know 7

Q6 At what age, if at all, should the Queen retire? Should she retire now that she has reached 80, when she reaches 85, when she reaches 90, or should she never retire?

  %
80 18
85 7
90 3
Never retire 64
Don't know 8

Q7 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 52
Bad king 28
Neither 11
Don't know 9

Q8 Do you think Prince Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, should become Queen at Prince Charles' side?

  %
Yes, she should become Queen 38
No, she should not become Queen 55
Don't know 7
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