Fewer now reject Prince Charles as head of state

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Fewer now reject Prince Charles as head of state

Increase in those with no opinion

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 lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.