- Fieldwork dates: 14-16 December 2001 [except Q5b which was 4-6 January 2002]
- All figures in percentages
- Base: Nationally representative sample of British adults, aged 16+ (1,000)
- Data have been weighted to the known population profile
- Interviews conducted by telephone by MORI Telephone Surveys
- An asterisk represents a percentage less than 0.5 but greater than 0
- Numbers may not always add up to 100% due to computer rounding or multiple answers
Q1 In which, if any, of the following are you interested ...
|David and Victoria Beckham||12|
|The Royal Family - the Monarchy||36|
|The Royle Family - the TV comedy programme||32|
|Vera and Jack Duckworth||25|
|None of these||20|
Q2 If there was a referendum on the issue, would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a Monarchy?
|Would not vote||4|
Q3 I am going to read out a list of things, both favourable and unfavourable, that have been said about the Royal Family. For each, I would like you to tell me whether it applies or does not apply to the Royal Family.
|Applies||Does not apply||Don't know|
|Important to Britain||80||18||3|
|Concerned about people in real need||52||40||8|
|Have high moral standards||48||44||8|
|Just like any other family||36||63||2|
|Out of touch with ordinary people||68||28||4|
|Bad for Britain's Image||13||84||4|
|Important to me||36||62||2|
|Value for money||45||48||7|
|In touch with the mood of the country||44||49||7|
Q4 As you may or may not be aware, The Queen celebrates her Golden Jubilee next year. There will be a bank holiday known as the Golden Jubilee Weekend which will run from 1-4 June. How are you most likely to spend this bank holiday?
|By attending a Golden Jubilee event such as a street part||15|
|By treating it like any other bank holiday such as doing DIY or going out for a day with the family||59|
|Doing something else||22|
Q5a How strongly do you agree or disagree that ... ... the future of the Monarchy is safe in the hands of Prince William. ... my opinion of the Royal Family has got worse over the past few years.
|Safe with Prince William||Royal family has got worse|
|Tend to agree||39||26|
|Neither agree or disagree||12||10|
|Tend to disagree||8||24|
Q5b Looking to the future, do you think that Britain will or will not have a monarchy in 25 / 50 / 100 years time?
|25 Years||50 Years||100 Years|
Fieldwork dates: 4-6 January 2002
Q6 Which, if any, of the following do you think the Monarchy should do?
|Modernise to reflect changes in British life||54|
|Send their children to state schools||16|
|Become more democratic - like some other European Royal Families||47|
|Become more like ordinary people||30|
|Remain broadly unchanged||28|
|None of these||2|
Q7 How would you rate the following at the job they are doing, on a scale of one to ten, where ten is outstanding and one is useless.
|The Queen as Monarch||4||2||3||3||10||8||12||19||14||22||2||13||30||56||7.31|
|Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales and heir to the throne||7||3||4||8||16||12||18||17||6||6||2||23||46||29||6.00|
|Prince William as Prince and second in line heir to the throne||2||2||3||3||16||8||15||24||10||11||7||10||39||45||6.94|
|The Royal Family overall||5||3||4||8||18||14||18||18||5||5||2||19||51||28||6.10|
Q8 What are the first names of The Queen's four children?
|1 correct answer||5|
|2 correct answers||11|
|3 correct answers||19|
|4 correct answers||57|
|None of these mentioned||8|
Q9 And finally, what are the first names of Peggy Mitchell's three children in the soap opera Eastenders?
|1 correct answer||6|
|2 correct answers||29|
|3 correct answers||20|
|None of these mentioned||45|