If the Queen retires, less than half (47%) of British adults would want to keep the monarchy as it is, according to a survey conducted by MORI. The survey -- for The Marylebone Charitable Trust (the campaign for an elected head of state for Britain) -- shows a third (35%) favour a scaled down monarchy, and 17% an elected head of state. One per cent say no to all these options.
If given a choice between Charles becoming King or an elected head of state, just over half of British adults (55%) say they would prefer Charles crowned king while nearly a third (31%) would want an elected head of state.
Questions were placed on two waves of the MORI Telephone Omnibus (23-25 April and 21-23 May 2004), the regular MORI telephone survey among British adults. On each wave a nationally representative sample of c. 1,000 adults (aged 16 and over) was interviewed throughout Great Britain. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.
Fieldwork dates: 23-25 April 2004
Q1 Do you favour Britain electing its Head of State or do you favour Britain retaining the monarchy? Base: All (1002 respondents)
|Elect Head of State||20|
|Retain the monarchy||71|
|Would not vote||2|
|Neither of these||4|
Q2 At what age, if at all, should the Queen retire? Should she retire when she reaches 80, when she reaches 85, when she reaches 90, or should she remain Queen as long as she is able? Base: All (1002 respondents)
|80 years old||25|
|85 years old||1|
|90 years old||*|
|She should remain Queen as long as she is able||69|
Q3 If the Queen retires which one of the following options would you prefer? Base: All (1002 respondents)
|Keeping the Monarchy as it is||47|
|A scaled down monarchy with a smaller role and fewer members||35|
|An elected Head of State in place of the Monarchy||17|
|None of these||2|
Q4 If Britain elects its next Head of State, would you prefer an executive Head of State (like the French or American Presidents) or would you prefer a ceremonial Head of State with few powers (like the Irish President) Base: All (1002 respondents)
|Executive Head of State||30|
|Ceremonial Head of State||45|
|Don't want either||14|
Q5 If Britain was to elect its Head of State, should the Head of State be elected by Parliament or by the general public? Base: All (1002 respondents)
|Elected by Parliament||7|
|Elected by the public||88|
Fieldwork dates: 21-23 May 2004
Q1 When the Queen leaves the throne would you like Charles to become King or would you prefer to elect your next head of state? Base: All (1,000 respondents)
|Charles to become King||55|
|Elect head of state||31|
Q2 At what age, if at all, should the Queen retire? Should she retire when she reaches 80, when she reaches 85, when she reaches 90, or should she never retire? Base: All (1,000 respondents)
|80 years old||31|
|85 years old||4|
|90 years old||2|
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