Queen Elizabeth’s Death

September 13, 2022

THIS SURVEY EXPLORES CANADIANS’ AND AMERICANS’ PERSPECTIVES ON QUEEN ELIZABETH’S DEATH AND CHARLES BECOMING KING.

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. Our latest North American Tracker explored how the queen’s death has impacted Canadians and Americans and whether they plan to watch her funeral service.

We also explored whether they think it is good or bad news that Charles is now king and whether Canadians feel attached to the British monarchy.

Download the report for the full results.

This survey is conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in the Canadian Press. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH’S DEATH

  • 77% of Canadians say they are not attached to the British monarchy.
  • 48% of Canadians and 38% of Americans are likely to watch the queen’s funeral service when it is televised.
  • 22% of Canadians and 16% of Americans indicate that Queen Elizabeth’s death has had a major or moderate impact on them.
  • Canadians and Americans are equally indifferent (61% each) about the news that Charles is now king.


METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from September 9 to 11, 2022, with 1,565 Canadians and 1,008 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.

A margin of error cannot be associated with a non-probability sample in a panel survey. For comparison, a probability sample of 1,565 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,008 respondents would have a margin of error of ±3.09%, 19 times out of 20.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RESULTS FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND MORE!

  • Which of the following best describes how Queen Elizabeth’s death has impacted you personally? Has it had…
  • How likely are you to watch the queen’s funeral service when it is televised?
  • Do you think the news that Prince Charles is now king of the United Kingdom is…
  • Would you say that you are personally attached to the British monarchy?

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