- MORI On-Line interviewed a representative quota sample of 804 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain.
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 18-20 August 1998.
- Data are weighted to the profile of Great Britain.
- Where percentages do not add up to exactly 100% this may be due to computer rounding, the exclusion of don't knows or to multiple answers.
- An asterisk (*) indicates a figure below one half of a percent.
Q1 Would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
Q2 Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy ...
|Will||Will not||Don't know|
|... in ten years?||79||16||5|
|... in fifty years?||32||44||24|
|... in one hundred years?||19||55||26|
Q3 Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
Q4 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?
Q5 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?
Q6 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?
Q7 If a special commemorative programme about Princess Diana was broadcast on television, how likely would you be to watch it?
|Certain not to||22|
Q8 How upset would you say that you felt in September about Diana's death? Q9 And how upset would you say you feel now about Diana's death?
|Q8 Sept||Q9 Now|
|Not very upset||17||30|
|Not upset at all||8||29|
Q10 Would you say that the British public over-reacted to the news of Diana's death? Q11 And would you say that the media over-reacted to the news of Diana's death? Q12 And would you say that you personally over-reacted to the news of Diana's death?
Q13 As you may know, some people have put forward conspiracy theories behind the car crash that killed Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed. Do you think there was a conspiracy to kill Princess Diana, or do you believe it was an accident?
|Believe conspiracy theories||19|
Q14 In what way, if at all, will you personally be commemorating the death of Diana on the anniversary of her death on Monday 31 August? IF YES How will you be commemorating her death?
|Visit Kensington Palace/royal residence||1|
|Leave floral tribute||1|
|Sign a book of condolence||1|
|Give money to charity||2|
|Go to church||2|
|Say a prayer||6|
|Watch/listen to commemorative programme||7|
|Read newspaper/magazine coverage||2|
|Observe minute's silence||2|
|Talk about Diana's life to family/friends||2|
|Go to pub/have a drink for her||1|
|She will be in my thoughts/I will think about her||3|
|No, will not be commemorating||62|
|Will be commemorating||29|
Q15 On the anniversary of Diana's death, the Royal Family will be staying at Balmoral. Do you think they should remain at Balmoral for the anniversary, or do you think they should return to London and make a public appearance to mark her death?
|Should remain at Balmoral||48|
|Should return to London||32|
Q16 I am now going to read out a number of proposals that have been put forward for commemorating the life of Princess Diana. For each of the following, I would like you to tell me to what extent you would support or oppose it.
- Developing a memorial garden close to Kensington Palace
- Lowering the flags at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences at half mast
- Holding one minute's silence across Great Britain on the anniversary of Diana's death
|Tend to support||40||28||17|
|Neither support nor oppose||4||3||4|
|Tend to oppose||7||8||20|
Q I am now going to read out a number of statements that some people have said about the events over the last year. For each one I read out, please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree. Q17 Since the death of Diana, Britain has become a more caring nation Q18 On hearing of Diana's death, I felt I had lost a close personal friend Q19 The public reaction to the death of Princess Diana has encouraged the Royal Family to modernise the way it carries out its duties Q20 Diana was a special person who will be remembered for generations to come Q21 The death of Diana will have a long-term impact on British society
|Tend to support||21||12||40||32||26|
|Neither support nor oppose||13||7||6||4||7|
|Tend to oppose||30||30||10||8||24|
Q22 You mentioned that you felt you lost a close personal friend on hearing of the death of Diana. Do you still feel that you have lost a close personal friend? Base: 194 (All agree lost personal friend Q18)
Q23 Now, thinking about the relationship between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think they should continue their relationship privately, be completely public about it, or split up?
|Continue their relationship privately||35|
|Be completely public about it||42|
Q24 Assuming they do stay together, do you think they should get married or continue their relationship outside marriage?
|They should get married||38|
|Continue relationship outside marriage||29|
Q25 If Prince Charles were to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think he should still be allowed to become King, or not?
|Should be allowed||50|
|Should not be allowed||41|