Fewer than one-in-five Canadians favour monarchy to continue: poll

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Toronto/CMEDIA: A new poll by Research Co. revealed that positive perceptions among Canadians of the monarchy and members of the Royal Family are on the decline.

The data released Wednesday showed that only 19 percent of Canadians would prefer that the country remain a monarchy, down 12 points since a similar poll conducted in September 2022.

Breaking down the data by region, the continuation of the monarchy was prefered by 24 percent of Albertans (down 18 points) and Atlantic Canadians (down 16 points), and 23 percent of B.C. residents (down 11 points).

For Saskatchewan, Manitoba,the numbers are lower in (20 percent, down six points), for Ontario (19 percent, down 12 points) and Quebec (14 percent, down 11 points).

According to the latest figures, only 32 percent of Canadians had a favourable opinion of King Charles III, down 14 points since the last poll.

Fewer than one-in-four (22 percent, down 10 points) of Canadians expressed similar feelings about Queen Consort Camilla.

“In February 2022, almost two thirds of Canadians (64 per cent) held favourable views on Queen Elizabeth II,” Research Co. president Mario Canseco said in a news release. “Thirteen months later, the rating for the current monarch is exactly half.”

This latest poll found that the number of Canadians who held positive perceptions toward four other Royal family members also declined.

For instance, 54 percent of Canadians (down 13 percent) had a positive perception of both William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, and felt less favourable toward Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (46 percent, down 18 points) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (41 percent , down 12 points).


Results are based on an online study conducted from March 3 to March 5, 2023, among 1,000 adults in Canada. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Reporting for this story was paid for through The Afghan Journalists in Residence Project funded by Meta.

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