Friday, 26 November 2010

13 % of Germans want a monarchy

While opinion polls on monarchy vs republic seem to be quite common in most monarchies they are rarely done in republics. But following the announcement of the engagement of Prince William of Britain and Kate Middleton the German news magazine Stern (external link) commissioned a poll about German attitudes to monarchy. The poll found that 13 % of the Germans would approve of Germany having a royal family, while 67 % were opposed to the idea and 20 % undecided. A representative selection of 1,000 Germans was polled on 18 and 19 November.

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