- MORI interviewed 504 British adults aged 18+
- Interviews were conducted face-to-face on 29 December 2000
- Results are based on all respondents unless otherwise 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 Would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
|Don't know/no opinion||12%|
Q2 Which two or three members of the Royal Family do you like most? Q3 Which, if any, of these members of the Royal Family do you think sets a good example of how to behave? Q4 Which, if any, of these members of the Royal Family do you think sets a poor example of how to behave?
|Like||Good example||Poor example|
|The Queen Mother||29||33||4|
|Prince of Wales||24||14||26|
|Duchess of Kent||3||13||5|
|Prince Andrew/Duke of York||13||8||13|
|Princess Michael of Kent||1||5||11|
|Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson)||5||3||38|
|Prince Phillip/Duke of Edinburgh||3||4||28|
|Prince Edward/Earl of Wessex||2||4||13|
|Sophie Rhys-Jones/Countess of Wessex||1||4||7|
|Prince Michael of Kent||*||5||5|
See also Trends on this question
Q5 On this card is a list of things, both favourable and unfavourable, that have been said about the Royal Family. I would like you to pick out all those statements that you feel fit the Royal Family.
|Important to Britain||52%|
|Concerned about people in real need||15%|
|Have high moral standards||14%|
|Just like any other family||9%|
|In touch with ordinary people||9%|
|Bad for Britain's image||6%|
|Important to my life||5%|
|None of these/Don't know||0%|
Q6 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?
Q7 To what extent do you support or oppose a ban on hunting with dogs in Britain? Is that strongly or tend to support/oppose?
|Tend to support||13%|
|Neither support nor oppose||16%|
|Tend to oppose||10%|
|Don't know/no opinion||2%|
Q8-9 I am now going to read out a couple of statements and would like you to tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with each. Is that strongly or tend to agree/disagree?
|Strongly agree||Tend to agree||Neither agree nor dis-agree||Tend to disagree||Strongly disagree||No opinion|
|The Royal Family sets a bad example by taking part in bloodsports||41||20||11||16||12||0|
|The Royal Princes, William and Harry, should not be allowed to take part in any bloodsports||38||15||18||15||12||2|
Q10-12 And do you think the Royal Family should or should not continue to take part in each of the following.....?
|Should||Should not||Don't know|
Q13 People spend Christmas in different ways. Which of these items describe what you did this Christmas holiday?
|Stayed at home||66%|
|Had roast turkey||67%|
|Drank alcoholic drinks||67%|
|Visited friends/relatives in their homes||64%|
|Had relatives/friends round||52%|
|Watched/listened to the Queen's Christmas message||19%|
|Gave money to a Christmas charity||32%|
|Filled a child's Christmas stocking||31%|
|Spent less on presents this year than last||15%|
|Played board games||28%|
|Went to church||18%|
|Went to a carol concert/service||16%|
|Went to a pantomine/Christmas show at a theatre||7%|
|Had a family row||10%|
|Played on a computer game||18%|
|Went out carol singing in the street||3%|
|Ignored the whole thing||2%|