Prince Charles at 50

MORI poll for the Daily Mail and GMTV to mark the 50th birthday of the Prince of Wales

  • MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,019 adults aged 18+ throughout Great Britain
  • Interviews were conducted by telephone on 5-6 November 1998
  • Data are weighted to the profile of the population
  • The survey was conducted for GMTV and the Daily Mail
Q Do you think that the monarchy does or does not have an important role to play in the future of Britain?

Does 66
Does not 28
Don't know 6
Q Would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
Republic 18
Monarchy 73
Don't know 9
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 78 33 20
Will not 15 42 51
Don't know 7 25 29
Q Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
Abdicate 29
Remain Queen 67
Don't know 4
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 63
Bad king 20
Neither 17
Q Do you think that Prince Charles should or should not give up his right to be the next monarch in favour of his eldest son, Prince William?
Should 34
Should not 57
Don't know 9
Q On balance, do you think that Prince Charles is doing a good job or a bad job of bringing up Prince William and Prince Harry?
Good job 75
Bad job 7
Neither 18

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