New survey reveals how many Aussies want to cut ties with British Monarchy

Australia has been rocked by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with tributes coming from all parts of the world for the late monarch.

Governor General David Hurley proclaimed Charles III to be the new king of Australia on Sunday.

“Due to the death of our blessed and glorious Queen Elizabeth II, the crown belongs only and rightfully to Prince Charles Philip Arthur George,” said Hurley.

Some people have tried to use this opportunity to bring about change in the country, notably by calling for a referendum on Australia becoming a republic.

Less than an hour after Buckingham Palace notified the world of His Majesty’s death, Australian Republican Movement president Peter FitzSimons suggested that with the death of a “beloved monarch”, Australia should reclaim its independence.

But on Monday, Australian citizens got a chance to talk about the matter when Roy Morgan’s SMS poll was sent to 1,012 people.

The investigation, conducted “in full” after King Charles III ascended the throne, found that support for the monarchy has grown over the past decade.

It has been revealed that people of all ages prefer a monarchy to a republic: nearly 66% of women and 54% of men prefer the Crown to an elected head of state.

Unsurprisingly, support for the monarchy is highest among older Australians, with 61% of people over the age of 65 leaving their allegiance to the Crown.

When asked why they would choose to keep the monarchy, people offered answers like “why change what we have when it works?”

However, supporters of the Republican movement have argued that it is important to make Australia a fully independent country and that clinging to the monarchy is an insult to early Australians.

Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan, said Australians had trusted the new king, while a minority wanted a republic with an elected president.

“A look at previous findings on this question shows that more Australians have been in favor of remaining a monarchy rather than becoming a republic consistently since November 2010.” Prior to this point there was a consistent majority in favor of becoming a republic since 1994 to 2008, ”Ms. Levine said.

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