|Future monarchs? 17% of Canadians hope so|
As if to confirm that comparison comes an Angus Reid poll reporting that about a third of Canadians say it is their preference that Canada should remain a monarchy (and about half of those are rooting for Prince William over Prince Charles -- though surely the point of monarchy is you don't get to choose). Support for an elected head of state stands slightly higher at 37%. But only 20% say the debate is of no importance to them.
In Britain, supporters of preserving the monarchy outnumber supporters of an elected head of state by four to one: 54% to 13%.
Photo: Globe and Mail