- MORI interviewed 814 British adults aged 18+
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 5-6 April 2001
- 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
- Where percentages do not add up to exactly 100% this may be due to computer rounding, the exclusion of dont knows or to multiple answers
- Poll conducted by MORI on behalf of The Mail on Sunday
Q1 It has been proposed that a referendum be held to determine whether or not Britain should become a republic with an elected head of state or continue as a monarchy with the head of the Royal Family as the head of state. Do you favour or oppose such a referendum?
Q2 If there were a referendum on the issue, would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
Q2a Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy.? Base: 542
|Will||Will not||Don't know|
|In ten years||77||14||9|
|In fifty years||32||46||22|
|In a hundred years||19||54||26|
Q3 Which two or three members of the Royal Family do you like the most?
|Princess Anne/The Princess Royal||28%|
|Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother||19%|
|Prince Andrew/Duke of York||10%|
|Prince Philip/Duke of Edinburgh||5%|
|Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex||4%|
|Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex||2%|
|Sarah Ferguson/Duchess of York||2%|
|Duchess of Kent||1%|
|Princess Michael of Kent||1%|
|Duke of Kent||*%|
Q4 Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
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 Assuming Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles stay together, do you think they should get married or continue their relationship outside marriage?
|Continue relationship outside marriage||29%|
Q7 If Prince Charles were to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think he should still be allowed to become king, or not?
Q8 And do you think Camilla should become Queen by his side?
How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
Q9 The future of the monarchy is safe in the hands of the younger members of the Royal Family.
|Tend to agree||37%|
|Neither agree nor disagree||10%|
|Tend to disagree||14%|
Q10 Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones (the Countess of Wessex) are unfairly using their positions as members of the Royal Family to help their own businesses.
|Tend to agree||20%|
|Neither agree nor disagree||10%|
|Tend to disagree||18%|
Q11 Sophie Rhys-Jones (the Countess of Wessex) was wrong to speak openly about other members of the Royal Family and leading politicians.
|Tend to agree||19%|
|Neither agree nor disagree||7%|
|Tend to disagree||16%|
Q12 Following press reports about Sophie Rhys-Jones' business links, do you think that she should or should not be banned from having outside business activities, and be restricted to royal duties?
Q13 As you may know, Prince Edward has been accused of using his royal title to further his business activities. Do you think that he should or should not be banned from having outside business activities, and be restricted to royal duties?
Q Assuming that they continue with their business activities, do you think that Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones should or should not be allowed to do each of the following?
Q14 Keep their "HRH" titles
Q15 Have use of royal residences
Q16 Represent Britain on official trips overseas
Q17 Which of these members of the Royal Family do you think Sophie Rhys-Jones has most in common with?
|The Duchess of York||31%|
|None of these||14%|