- MORI interviewed 602 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain.
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 6-7 September 1997.
- Data are weighted to the profile of Great Britain.
- An asterisk (*) denotes a figure between zero and 0.5%.
- Where percentages do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, the exclusion of don't knows or computer rounding.
- Base: All respondents, unless stated.
Q1 On balance, do you think the Queen has done a good job or a bad job as monarch?
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||28|
Q3 Since the death of Princess Diana last weekend, would you say your overall impression of the Royal Family has become ...
|... more favourable?||15|
|... less favourable?||39|
|... stayed the same?||43|
Q4 Why do you say that? Base: All saying their overall impression of the Royal Family has become less favourable (224)
|Not flying the flag at half mast at Buckingham Palace||12|
|Royal Family / Queen not making public statement about Diana's death||27|
|Royal Family's / Queen's decision to remain at Balmoral||16|
|Diana was the nicest one in Royal Family||7|
|Royal Family / Queen doesn't care||17|
|Royal Family / Queen's poor treatment of Diana||19|
Q5 On balance, which of the following options comes closest to your view about what should happen? The Queen ...
|... should continue to reign until she dies or becomes too old||52|
|... should stand down in favour of Prince Charles||12|
|... should stand down in favour of Prince William||31|
Q6 On Friday the Queen paid a nationwide tribute to Princess Diana, met mourners outside St James's Palace and ordered the flag at Buckingham Palace to be flown at half mast. Which of the following comes closest to your view?
|This was a timely intervention which has helped to improve the image of the Royal Family||42|
|This was too late to save the Royal Family's image from being damaged||44|
Q7 Would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
Q8 And if Prince William were to become the next monarch, would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
Q9 If the relationship between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles continues, do you think it will benefit or harm the monarchy, or do you think it will make no difference?
|Make no difference||38|
Q10 If Prince Charles were to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think he should still be allowed to become King, or not?
Q11 How, if at all, do you think the life of Princess Diana should be commemorated?
|Erect a statue||15|
|Build a children's hospital||15|
|Dedicate the Millennium Dome to her||2|
|Name a special day after her||9|
|Name a charity after her||11|
|World wide ban on landmines||6|
|Special commemorative stamp||*|
|Princess Diana Memorial Fund||16|
|Continue to support her charities||12|
|Should not be commemorated||4|
Q12 Have you signed, or do you plan to sign a book of condolences for Princess Diana, either in London or elsewhere?
|Yes, plan to sign||22|
|No, not signed / have no plans to sign||50|
Q13 And have you left, or do you plan to leave, a floral tribute to Princess Diana?
|Yes, have left||17|
|Yes, plan to leave||11|
|No, have not/have no plans to leave tribute||70|
Q14 Did you watch or listen to the Queen's broadcast to the nation on Friday evening? IF YES: Did you watch / listen to it live at 6pm or later?
|Yes, watched / listened to it at 6pm||71|
|Yes, watched / listened to it at another time||14|
|No, didn't watch / listen to it||15|
|Don't know / can't remember||1|
Q15 And did you watch or listen to the funeral of Princess Diana this morning / Saturday morning? IF YES: And did you...
|Yes, watch funeral on television||90|
|Yes, watch funeral at public screening||1|
|Yes, listen to funeral on radio||1|
|No, watch / listened to it later||4|
|No, did not watch / listen to funeral||4|
Q16 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Earl Spencer's tribute to Princess Diana reflected the mood of the nation"
|Tend to agree||13|
|Neither agree nor disagree||8|
|Tend to disagree||1|
Q17 And finally, what were you doing when you heard about the death of Princess Diana?
|Lying in bed||38|
|Talking to friends / On the phone||7|
|In the car||2|
|In the bath / bathroom||1|
|Playing with the kids||*|
|Reading the papers / book||2|
|In the pub||*|
|Listening to radio||6|
|Can't remember / don't know||1|
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