ABC (American Broadcasting Corporation)
MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,063 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone on 4-5 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%.
Q1 I am going to read out a few names; for each, please tell me if on balance you have a favourable or unfavourable opinion of that person, or perhaps you don't know enough to say.
|The late Princess Diana||90||6||4|
|The Royal Family as a whole||48||39||13|
|Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles||13||57||30|
|The Princess Royal, Princess Anne||76||12||12|
|The Prime Minister, Tony Blair||74||14||12|
|The Conservative Party Leader, William Hague||21||39||40|
Q2 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||27|
Q3 Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy...
|Will||Will not||Don't know|
|... in ten years?||73||19||8|
|... in fifty years?||30||45||25|
|... in one hundred years?||18||51||31|
Q4 On balance, do you think Prince Charles will make a good king or a bad king when he comes to the throne in future?
Q5 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?
Q6 Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Royal Family handled the divorce between Prince Charles and Princess Diana? Q7 Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Princess Diana carried out her role following the divorce? Q8 Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Government has handled the situation since the death of Princess Diana? Q9 Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Royal Family has handled the situation since the death of Princess Diana?
|Royal Family handled divorce||19||58||23|
|Royal Family handled situation since death||37||52||11|
Q10 If you had to choose between the way in which the Royal Family have conducted themselves in the past and the way Princess Diana conducted herself, which do you think would be right for the Royal Family in the future?
|Royal Family way||13|
|Princess Diana's way||66|
Q11 Do you think the Royal Family should have done more to explain their feelings to the British people, less, or have they got it about right?
|More to explain feelings||67|
|Less to explain feelings||4|
|Got it about right||25|
Q12 How much blame, if any, do you think the news media and the so-called 'paparazzi' photographers share in Princess Diana's death?
|Just a little||9|
|None at all||4|
Q13 If Prince Charles were to become King and marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think Camilla should become Queen?
Q14 Since her divorce from Prince Charles, do you think that Princess Diana was badly treated by the Royal Family as a whole, or not?
Q15 Do you think the Monarchy should continue as it is, or should it be abolished?
|Continue as it is||63|
Q16 Do you think there should be a strengthening of the privacy laws to help prevent people being followed and photographed against their will, or not?
|Yes, strengthen privacy laws||91|
|No, don't strengthen privacy laws||6|