- MORI interviewed 805 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain.
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 10-11 September 1997.
- Data are weighted to the profile of Great Britain.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.
Q1 On balance, do you think Britain would be better off or worse off if the monarchy was abolished, or do you think it would make no difference?
|Make no difference||39%|
Q2 Would you say the death of Diana and the events since her death have made you feel ...
|... more charitable towards others||42%|
|... less charitable towards others||1%|
|... or has it made no difference to the way that you feel||56%|
Q3 And has it made you ...
|... more proud to be British?||31%|
|... less proud to be British?||2%|
|... or has it made no difference to the way you feel?||65%|
Q4 And has it made you ...
|... more confident that Charles would make a good king||13%|
|... less confident that Charles would make a good king||29%|
|... or has it made no difference to the way that you feel||54%|
Q5 And since the death of Princess Diana, would you say your overall impression of each of the following has become more favourable, less favourable, or has it made no difference to the way that you feel?
|More favourable||Less favourable||No difference||Don't know|
|The Royal Family as a whole||17||39||44||*|
Q6 How upset would you say you feel now about Princess Diana's death? Would you describe yourself as ...
|... very upset?||27%|
|... fairly upset?||42%|
|... not very upset?||22%|
|... not upset at all?||9%|
Q7 Why do you say that you feel upset about Diana's death? Base: All very / fairly upset by Princess Diana's death (546)
|She was a good person / did good work||42%|
|It was a shocking/terrible accident||26%|
|Death of a young person||23%|
|Will be a loss to the charities she worked for||19%|
|Death of a mother/felt sorry for her sons||14%|
|Death of an important national figure||12%|
|Regarded her as a friend/feel a personal loss||6%|
|She published/worked on issues I care about||6%|
|Blow for the Royal Family||2%|
|Moved by the funeral||1%|
Q8 Which of the following people do you think has shown themselves to be most in tune with the feelings of the British People?
Q9 And which of the following people do you think is most likely to ensure that Diana's life is commemorated in the most appropriate way?
Q10 And who do you think should take the leading role in decisions about how Prince William and Prince Harry should be brought up?
|In tune with feelings of British people||Ensure Diana's life is commemorated||Leading role in how Princes brought up|
|None of them||7||9||5|
Q11 Do you think the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
Q12 Do you think Prince Charles should or should not give up his right to be the next monarch in favour of his eldest son, Prince William?
MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 805 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone on 10-11 September 1997. Data were weighted to match the profile of Great Britain. All figures are in percentages. Where percentages do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, the exclusion of don't knows or computer rounding. An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.