British Royal Family: Queen retirement due to illness Great Britain 2014 survey

This statistic shows the results of a poll which asked 1,859 Great British adults in 2014 whether they felt that Queen Elizabeth II should remain Queen for the rest of her life, or whether she should retire, passing the throne to her heirs in the event that she were to become too ill to carry out her duties. There was a pretty even split between respondents, although 7 percent were unsure.

In the event that the Queen were to become too ill to regularly carry out royal duties or appear in public, then do you think she should remain monarch, or should she retire and let the throne pass to her heirs?

Share of respondents
She should retire and step down from the throne47%
She should remain Queen, even if other members of the Royal Family carry out some of her duties46%
Don't know7%
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Release date

January 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

January 23rd to January 24th, 2014

Number of respondents

1,859 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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