Almost a quarter in Wales think monarchy should end with the Queen, poll suggests
Almost a quarter of people in Wales think that the monarchy should end with the Queen, a new survey has suggested.
The poll by the think tank British Future found that with don’t knows removed 23% in Wales thought the monarchy should end at the end of the Queen’s reign.
However, the figure for Wales was lower than both Scotland and England, where 40% and 26% thought the same.
Support for the monarchy was also higher in Wales than elsewhere in the UK. With don’t knows removed, 70% in Wales thought it should continue ‘for the foreseeable future’ while 68% and 51% in England and Scotland thought the same.
The poll suggested that support for the Royals might dip over time however as only 47% of 18-24-year-olds across the UK wanted to keep the monarchy.
The survey was released in order to coincide with the four day Queen’s Jubilee on the weekend starting on 2 June.
73% of people in Wales and two-thirds across England said they were interested in the Jubilee. However, only 48% in Scotland showed a similar enthusiasm.
The findings are included in a forthcoming British Future report looking at how attitudes have changed in the 10 years since the last jubilee. Polling was carried out for the study by FocalData.
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