Fewer now reject Prince Charles as
head of state
Increase in those with no
TORONTO September 24th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken among 1557
adult Canadians, just less than half disagree that Prince Charles should become
Canada’s Head of State upon the death of his mother (45%), and this is down
from more than half who disagreed in May (54%). Just more than one third
support Charles as Head of State (34%), and this is especially characteristic
in the very wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 39%), Atlantic Canada (44%), Alberta
(39%) and BC (41%).
Disagreement with the idea is common to the
youngest (49%), males (49%), the least wealthy (49%), in Quebec (60%), among
New Democrats (52%). Even a strong minority of Conservatives don’t want Prince
Charles to be our figurehead (40%).
In May, one sixth had no opinion on this measure
(16%), and this has now increased to one fifth (21%).
“His negatives have
dropped below half, but it still doesn’t look that good for the heir to our
throne when more people don’t want him to serve his constitutional duty than
want him to," said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com
or at (416) 960-9603.