Only 21 pc of Romanians want monarchy
Almost two thirds of participants in an IRES survey consider that Romania would have evolved better if after 1989 Revolution monarchy had been chosen, but currently only 21% say they would prefer transition to monarchy, while 62% would vote for a republic in the event of a referendum on the form of government in Romania.
According to the survey ‘Royal House of Romania after 150 years – Perceptions and representations’, published in the ‘Synthesis’ magazine and released on Monday by the Press Office of His Majesty King Mihai I, almost two thirds (61%) of Romanians trust the Royal House, and 93% of the IRES interviewees say they have heard about this institution.
“Confidence in the Royal House is present as positive coordinates (long and very long) among 61% of respondents and it increases with age for higher education graduates. The confidence is lower in Moldavia as compared to other regions,” the survey reads.
The relations between the Government and the Royal House are perceived positively by most of the respondents (55%) and the ones between Parliament and politicians recorded positive assessment rates of 53% and 46%.
The survey ‘The Royal House of Romania after 150 years – Perceptions and representations’ was conducted by the Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy – IRES during March 23-24, 2016, on a sample of 1,073 subjects aged over 18 years, representing the adult population of Romania, the error margin being of plus/minus 3%.