Support for monarchy rises after Queen’s funeral and majority think Charles will be a good ruler

Support for monarchy rises after Queen’s funeral and more than half believe King Charles III will make a good ruler, poll says

  • About half of Britons surveyed say it would be worse for Britain to be a republic
  • Six out of ten people say King Charles III will be a good ruler, compared to less than half
  • Share supporting the republic of Great Britain fell slightly from last year
  • Young people’s opinions are more divided between pro and anti-monarchy
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Support for the monarchy has grown after the Queenfuneral and six out of ten people now believe King Charles III will do well as ruler, up from five out of ten, a new poll shows.

Nearly half of those polled by Ipsos on Tuesday and Wednesday said it would be worse for Britain if the monarchy were abolished, while less than a quarter said the country would be improved as a republic.

The poll of 1,073 adults found that 47 percent said the UK would be worse without a monarch, compared with 42 percent who said the same shortly after the Platinum Anniversary in June.

Support for the monarchy has grown after the Queen’s funeral on Monday

Nearly half of those polled by Ipsos on Tuesday and Wednesday said it would be worse for Britain if the monarchy were abolished

Nearly half of those polled by Ipsos on Tuesday and Wednesday said it would be worse for Britain if the monarchy were abolished

Only 22 percent said abolishing the monarchy would make the country better, the same percentage as in February 2022 and just under 23 percent in June.

In the longer term, support for a republic has increased slightly from 15 percent in March 2018, while support for the monarchy remains hovering around 45 percent.

Opinions about the monarchy are more divided among the 18 to 34 year olds.

Only 33 percent of young people believe the country would be worse off without a monarch, while 32 percent believe the country would be better off.

The percentage saying that Charles III will be a good king has risen from 49 percent to 61 percent

The percentage saying that Charles III will be a good king has risen from 49 percent to 61 percent

About a quarter, 26 percent, of young people think it won’t make a difference.

Despite this ambivalence, a majority of the public now believes that the monarchy will last for another half a century.

About 56 percent of people now expect the monarchy to last at least another 50 years, up from 45 percent in March 2022.

The percentage saying that Charles III will be a good king has risen from 49 percent to 61 percent.

William, Prince of Wales, first in line to the throne, is still more popular than his father, and 72 percent expect him to do well as king when the time comes.

William, Prince of Wales, first in line to the throne, is still more popular than his father, and 72 percent expect him to do well as king when the time comes.

Kelly Beaver, chief executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland, said: “Following the sad events of the Queen’s death, King Charles begins his reign with the majority of Britons optimistic that he will be a good king, and an increased belief in the longevity of the monarchy.

“However, as the country comes out of its mourning period, it will be important to see if this holds up, especially as it remains a challenge to demonstrate relevance to younger generations.”

William, Prince of Wales, first in line to the throne, is still more popular than his father, and 72 percent expect him to do well as king when the time comes.

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