Half Favour Keeping the Monarchy
After Queen’s Death
Sharp increase in support
since this summer
TORONTO, October 11th
a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1143
Canadian adults, close to one half oppose the idea of abolishing the Canadian
monarchy upon the death of the current Queen (47%). At the same time, just more
than one third favour this idea (37%). This is in contrast to just this summer,
when slightly more favoured an end to the monarchy (July, 2016 - 43%) than
opposed it (40%).
Incidence of favouring an end to the Canadian monarchy is
highest among males (44%), the less wealthy ($20K to $40K - 42%), in Quebec,
naturally (61%), but not in Atlantic Canada (23%), among New Democrats (47%),
Bloquistes especially (84%), Francophones (61%) and the best educated (post
grad - 43%).
“It seems the recent visit by the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge has had a salutary effect on Canadians’ tolerance for their
foreign-born rulers. This is as low a level of agreement with terminating the
monarchy in Canada we have polled since we started asking this question 4 years
ago. Nonetheless, this is an increasingly urgent constitutional issue. The
experts say nothing can be done about our dependence on Great Britain for our
Heads of State, but a substantial proportion of Canadians may wish to disagree” said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (416) 960-9603.