- MORI Telephone Surveys interviewed 1,004 British adults aged 18+
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 29-30 June 2000
- Results are based on all respondents unless stated
- Data are weighted to the known population profile
- An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero
- Poll conducted by MORI on behalf of The Mail on Sunday
Q1 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Mo Mowlam is doing her job as Minister for the Cabinet Office? Q2 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Tony Blair is doing his job as Prime Minister? Q3 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the Queen is doing her job as Monarch?
|Mo Mowlam||Tony Blair||The Queen|
Q4 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||37%|
Q5-7 Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy....
|Will||Will not||Don't know|
|Q5 ... in ten years?||79||14||7|
|Q6 ... in fifty years?||38||43||19|
|Q7 ... in one hundred years?||22||53||25|
As you may know, Mo Mowlam, has suggested this week that the Royal Family should move out of Buckingham Palace into a more modern home. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
Q8 The Royal Family should move out of Buckingham Palace Q9 The Royal Family are out of touch with life in Britain today Q10 The Royal Family is an expensive luxury the country cannot afford Q11 The Royal Family should not receive as much money as it does
Q12 Mo Mowlam has said that her comments about the Royal Family were her personal opinion, and do not reflect the views of the government. Do you think Mo Mowlam was right, or wrong, to speak out on this issue?
Q13 Which one of the following statements comes closest to your own view about what should happen to the role of the monarchy?
|The monarchy's role should remain broadly unchanged||23%|
|The monarchy should be modernised to reflect changes in British life||65%|
|The monarchy should be abolished and Britain should become a republic||11%|
|None of these||*%|
Q14 Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
Q15 If Britain became a republic, it would have an elected president rather than a king or queen. I am going to read out the names of some public figures. Please tell me which one, if any, would be your preferred choice of elected president.
|Betty Boothroyd (Speaker of the House of Commons)||6%|
|Lord Irvine (Lord Chancellor)||1%|
|Nobody/None of these||27%|
Q16 What one other person do you think would make a good elected president?
|Nobody/None of these||29%|
The facts may have changed on Brexit - but people’s minds have not
Reflecting the national vote in the 2016 referendum, voters in Bedford split almost the same way, with 51.8% voting to leave the EU. Two years on, we joined the BBC Radio 4 Today programme to ask local Bedford residents what they have to say on the matter now.