Posted 13 сентября 2022,, 19:42

Published 13 сентября 2022,, 19:42

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

35% of Britons polled think Charles III should hand over the crown to Prince William

35% of Britons polled think Charles III should hand over the crown to Prince William

13 сентября 2022, 19:42
That being said, another poll showed that the new king's popularity skyrocketed this week.

A YouGov poll showed that 44% of Britons cried when they learned of the Queen's death, according to the Daily Mail. This was admitted by 55% of women living in the UK and 32% of men. Most often, women over 65 cried. Labor voters in 2019 shed less tears than Tory supporters, at 37% and 59% respectively.

Nine out of 10 Britons surveyed believe that the reign of the late Elizabeth II was a boon for the country. 87% that she will go down in history as one of Britain's greatest monarchs.

Another YouGov poll showed a sharp increase in the popularity of the new King Charles III. If in March only 39% of Britons believed that Charles would become a good king, now 63% agree with this statement. Nearly three-quarters of those who took part in the poll said the new king had done well at the news of his mother's death, with only 5% saying he had handled the situation poorly.

An overwhelming 94% approved of his first address to the nation as king on Friday, with only 3% critical. Queen consort Camilla is also positively perceived by the British, with 53% believing that she will do her job, and only 18% disagree.

At the same time, the survey showed noticeable differences in the perception of the new monarch by representatives of different generations. Younger Britons are much less positive, with only 46% of them believing he will do a good job. Among Britons over 65 years old, 78% believe this. About 45% of all respondents believe that Charles III will become a unifying figure, but only 29% of young Britons agree with this.

The poll also showed the uncertainty of British citizens about whether the new king should remain in power until his death. 45% of respondents agree with this, and 35% believe that Charles III should pass this role to his son Prince William.