Prince William as King of Australia

Apr 30, 2014

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of Prince William becoming King of Australia at some time in the future?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

54%

45%

68%

44%

58%

Total disapprove

26%

32%

18%

32%

27%

Strongly approve

16%

13%

24%

12%

10%

Approve

38%

32%

44%

32%

48%

Disapprove

16%

17%

14%

13%

19%

Strongly disapprove

10%

15%

4%

19%

8%

Don’t know

19%

23%

14%

24%

14%

Over half (54%) of Australians would approve of Prince William becoming King of Australia at some time in the future. Just 26% disapprove.

Lib/Nat (68%) and Other voters (58%) are the most likely to approve. Labor (45%) and Greens (44%) voters are less likely.

Males (49%) are less likely than females (60%) to approve of Prince William becoming King of Australia one day.

Older Australians were more likely to approve of Prince William becoming King of Australia, with 48% of those aged under 30 approving compared to 54% of those aged 31-50 and 59% of those aged 50+.

Prince William as Head of State

May 2, 2011

Q. Under the current arrangements, Prince William will be Australia’s Head of State when he becomes King. Would you approve or disapprove of Prince William as Australia’s Head of State?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Men Women Age

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
Total approve 60% 58% 68% 38% 56% 64% 56% 60% 65%
Total disapprove 23% 26% 19% 49% 27% 19% 21% 25% 23%
Strong approve 15% 12% 20% 6% 13% 18% 16% 13% 19%
Approve 45% 46% 48% 32% 43% 46% 40% 47% 46%
Disapprove 13% 13% 13% 30% 13% 14% 14% 14% 12%
Strongly disapprove 10% 13% 6% 19% 14% 5% 7% 11% 11%
Don’t know 17% 16% 13% 13% 18% 17% 24% 15% 12%

60% approve of Prince William becoming Australia’s head of state and 23% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve are Liberal/National voters (68%), women (64%) and aged 55+ (65%).

Comments »

Republic – with Prince Charles or Prince William as King

Mar 21, 2011

Q. Would you be in favour or against Australia becoming a republic if Prince Charles became the next King?

Q. Would you be in favour or against Australia becoming a republic if Prince William became the next King?

Total Prince Charles as King Prince William as King
In favour 39% 38% 37%
Against 34% 32% 33%
No opinion 27% 30% 30%

Attitudes towards Australia becoming a republic barely moved when respondents were asked their opinion if Prince Charles or Prince William were King.

There was no noticeable difference in attitude between the genders or the age brackets.

Comments »

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.