Over recent years numerous opinion polls have been carried out by recognised and respected polling organisations, these show that the Monarchy has clear majority support in the United Kingdom and that only a minority wish to abolish the Monarchy and become republic. The following graph shows support for retaining the monarchy or becoming a republic from 22 polls conducted by the polling group Ipsos Mori between 1993 and 2011.
View the entire Opinion Polling document here:[small_button link=”http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/124/MonarchyRoyal-Family-Trends-Satisfaction-with-the-Queen.aspx?view=wide” color=”blue”]Read more[/small_button] [gap]
The graph shows a clear trend over time that is consistently demonstrated in polls conducted by other polling organisations. In almost all polls support for becoming a republic remains no higher than 20%, whilst the overwhelming majority of around 70% support the continuation of the Monarchy. If the above graph showed changes in political voting intentions over the same period of time it would have massive spikes regularly in different directions. The continuity of monarchy during periods of major political and social change within a nation is one of the many benefits of Constitutional Monarchy.
For their full table of results and links to individual poll details:[small_button link=”http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=122&view=wide” color=”blue”]Read more[/small_button] [gap]