An exclusive nationally representative poll for the Mail on Sunday finds that nearly a third of Britons think The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be barred from attending King Charles’ Coronation next year, while nearly half think they should lose titles and succession to the throne.
On Friday 9th of December Findoutnow.co.uk asked a nationally representative sample of 2,065 British adults:
Agree: 28% (21% “Strongly”)
Disagree: 31% (22% “Strongly”)
Neither / Prefer not to say: 41%
Nearly a third (28%) of Brits think Harry and Meghan should be barred from attending King Charles’ Coronation. However, slightly more think they should not (31%)
Agree: 44% (30% “Strongly”)
Disagree: 19% (14% “Strongly”)
Neither / Prefer not to say: 37%
More than twice as many people (44%) think they should lose their titles than those who don’t (19%)
Agree: 42% (30% “Strongly”)
Disagree: 23% (16% “Strongly”)
Neither / Prefer not to say: 34%
Nearly twice as many (42%) think Prince Harry shouldn’t be in line to the throne than those who do (23%)
Reaction to the Harry & Meghan Netflix series
246 of those surveyed had watched at least some of the Harry & Meghan documentary series on Netflix. The series appears to be having a positive effect on both side, but particularly Harry and Meghan:
40% of those who watched the series said it made them more sympathetic to Harry and Meghan, and 26% less. Full results here
31% of those who watched the series said it made them more sympathetic to the Royal Family, and 25% less. Full results here
Chris Holbrook, founder of Find Out Now, said: “More than two million people in the UK watched the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s TV series this week. So it is a rating’s hit for Netflix. It is less clear that it has changed people’s perceptions of the couple or the Royal Family.
If anything each side is becoming more entrenched. If you already liked Harry and Meghan over the Royal Family, you still do, only a bit more so. If you are inclined to side with the traditional Royal Family, this series makes you feel even more strongly that way.”
About the survey
Find Out Now interviewed 2,674 GB Adults online on Friday the 9th of December 2022. The sample was adjusted to nationally representative sample of 2,065 within 1% +/- ONS quotas for gender, age, region, SEG, and past voting.
Find Out Now are members of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council, and abides by their rules
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