A wave of opinion polls seems to engulf the Swedish monarchy this year and another one published in Aftonbladet during Christmas has attracted much attention as it shows that a majority of the respondees are in favour of King Carl Gustaf abdicating at some stage.
In this poll by Sifo only 30 % of the 1,000 respondees expressed the opinion that the King should remain on the throne until his death, while 15 % want him to hand over to Crown Princess Victoria as soon as possible, 27 % say he should do so within five years and another 21 % within ten years.
82 % say their trust in the King has not changed in the past year, while 14 % say it has decreased and 3 % that it has increased. 74 % want to retain the monarchy, whereas 21 % want a republic and 5 % are undecided.
60 % think Crown Princess Victoria is the member of the royal family most suited to be head of state, while 25 % answer the King, 3 % Prince Carl Philip and 1 % each for the Queen, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine.
When asked to name one favourite member of the royal family 56 % go for the Crown Princess, 10 % for Princess Madeleine, 8 % the King, 4 % the Queen, 3 % Prince Carl Philip and 1 % Prince Daniel.