The highest support for Prince William taking the throne after the Queen comes among the youngest age group with around six in ten (57%) 18-24 year olds saying Prince Charles should give up his right. Prince Charles meanwhile enjoys stronger support from older generations.
“The Queen enters the Diamond Jubilee celebrations with support for the monarchy running at record levels. The public has a less settled view on who should succeed her, although we are now seeing a stronger sense that it should be Charles than we were twelve months ago.”
Technical noteIpsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,006 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone 12-14 May 2012. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.
World divided on socialism, 200 years after birth of Karl Marx
Half of the people around the world think that at present, socialist ideals are of great value for societal progress. Despite this, half of the people also agree that socialism is a system of political oppression, mass surveillance and state terror. Globally, eight in ten people think that the rich should be taxed more to support the poor. Around the world nine in ten people believe that education should be free of charge and that free healthcare is a human right.