Prince Charles at 50

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

Prince Charles at 50

  • 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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