Research study conducted for the Daily Mail Newspaper - published 15 November 1999 MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,003 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between 8-10 November 1999.
- MORI interviewed 1,003 adults aged 18+
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 8-10 November 1999.
- Based on all unless otherwise stated.
- Data are weighted to the profile of Great Britain.
- An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero.
Q1 If there were a referendum on the issue, would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?
|Would not vote||2%|
Q2 And in a referendum with the following options, would you vote for Britain ... ?
|Remaining a monarchy||69%|
|Becoming a republic with the Queen replaced with a president chosen by Parliament||4%|
|Becoming a republic with the Queen replaced with a president elected by the public||21%|
|Would not vote||2%|
Q3 As you may know, at the weekend Australia held a referendum on whether to become a republic or to remain a monarchy.
Would you personally like to see a referendum on whether Britain should become a republic or remain a monarchy?
|Yes, would like a referendum||33%|
|No, would not like a referendum||60%|
Q4 Do you think that the monarchy does or does not have an important role to play in the future of Britain?
Q5 Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?
Q6 And do you think that when the Queen's reign comes to an end, the Monarchy should or should not continue?
Q7 Looking to the future, do you think Britain will or will not have a monarchy ... .
|Will||Will not||Don't know||Net|
|in ten years?||78||15||7||+63|
|in fifty years?||29||45||26||-16|
|in one hundred years?||16||56||28||-40|
Q8 Now thinking about how the Monarchy might develop in the twenty-first century ... Which 2 or 3 of these do you think are the most important aspects of the Monarch's job?
|Promoting the interests of Britain abroad||67%|
|Being head of the Commonwealth||26%|
|Being head of the Church of England||12%|
|Attending events and functions across the country||17%|
|Working with charities||37%|
|Speaking out on important issues||19%|
Q9 In your view, do you think the Queen should or should not continue to be the Monarch in Commonwealth countries?
Q10 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?
Q11 And 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||33%|
|Be completely public about it||48%|
Q12 Assuming they stay together, do you think they should get married or continue their relationship outside marriage?
|They should get married||49%|
|Continue relationship outside marriage||30%|
|Neither / don't know||21%|
Q13 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||61%|
|Should not be allowed||34%|
Q14 And do you think Camilla should become Queen at his side?
Q15 Generally speaking, do you think that Prince Charles or Tony Blair is most in tune with the views of the British public?
Thinking about Prince Charles ...
Q16 Do you think he should or should not make his views known publicly on ... ?
|Should||Should not||Don't know|
|Fox hunting with hounds||72||23||5|
|GM - Genetically modified - food||82||13||5|
|The countryside and farming||86||12||2|
|Protection of the environment||93||6||1|
|Architecture and the quality of buildings||80||18||2|
Q17 I am going to read out the same issues again ... For each one, from what you know or have heard, do you think that Prince Charles is or is not in tune with the views of the British public?
|Is in tune||Is not in tune||Don't know|
|Fox hunting with hounds||33||57||10|
|GM - Genetically modified - food||67||20||13|
|The countryside and farming||68||21||11|
|Protection of the environment||80||12||8|
|Architecture and the quality of buildings||61||27||12|
Q18 Prince William leaves school next year and is planning to go to university. Once he has finished university, which of the following do you think he should do first?
|Spend all of his time on Royal duties||6%|
|Spend some time in the armed forces||29%|
|Spend some time gaining experience in the private sector||32%|
|Spend some time working for a charity||19%|
|It's up to him||5%|
|Spend some time travelling||1%|
|Having a good time||1%|
Q19 Do you think that Prince Edward should or should not continue to have a job outside of his duties as a member of the Royal Family? - (Base: 502)
Q20 And do you think that Sophie Rhys-Jones should or should not continue to have a job outside of her duties as a member of the Royal Family? - (Base: 501)
Q21 Finally, do you agree or disagree with the following statement ...
"Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones are unfairly using their position as members of the Royal Family to help their own businesses"
|Tend to agree||25%|
|Neither agree nor disagree||6%|
|Tend to disagree||28%|