September 13, 2022 — Fresh polling by Pollara Strategic Insights fielded in the days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II shows only 35% of Canadians want Canada to remain a constitutional monarchy, with 44% wanting to end this connection to the British Crown.
Quebecers are the most opposed to remaining a constitutional monarchy (18% yes / 64% no), and a sharp age divide can be seen across the country with support for keeping the monarchy over twice as high among Canadians 55+ (47% yes / 35% no) as among Canadians 18-to-34 (22% yes / 54% no).
While there is not consensus on this question, the majority of Canadians (56%) are against Canada putting Charles III’s face on its money, with only one-in-four (24%) supportive.
This is not necessarily indicative of intense negativity towards the new King, as Canadians are divided on how they feel about Charles III: 37% are favourable and 33% are unfavourable. Though Canadians are divided on Charles, they are largely favourable towards his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry:
See the full details in our report and commentary on the study in the Toronto Star.