Support for Danish Monarchy Increases
According to a recent poll undertaken by YouGov, support for the monarchy in Denmark as a form of government has increased in recent years. This was not the popularity of each individual member, which typically fluctuates over time, but the monarchy as a whole.
The 1,015 respondents, who were polled in June this year and were aged between 18 and 74, delivered a result which saw support for the monarchy increase for the first time in 21 years.
58% of the respondents said they wanted the monarchy to remain as the form of government in Denmark, 31% said they wanted a republic, and 11% said they did not know. This is an increase from a 2009 poll conducted by Analsye Denmark; which had results of 45% supporting the monarchy and 34% supporting a republic.
When looking back even further, to 1992, a Gallup poll had support at 72% and republicanism at 15%. 65-22 was the percentage in 1997 repeat poll, which makes it clear that there has been a reverse in public opinion in recent years.
Royal historian Lars Hovbakke Sørensen told Sondags Avisen that the results of the poll could be linked to two things: the newer members of the royal family (including children) which has highlighted the family’s unification within themselves and with the people, and the royal family’s avoidance of personal scandals.Filed under Denmark
Tagged Media, Public Opinion, Republicanism.