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Most Jamaicans in favour of abandoning British monarchy - RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll

A majority of Jamaicans are in favour of removing the British monarch as head of state.

That's the finding in the latest RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll which was conducted last month.

Fifty-six per cent of those interviewed said Jamaica should abandon the British monarchy.

Another 27 per cent said Jamaica should keep the monarchy, while 17 per cent were unsure.

In June, Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo Forte said Jamaicans might have to wait until the next general election, due in 2025, to decide on fundamental constitutional issues, such as whether the country should remove the British monarchy and become a republic.

Pollster Don Anderson says the number of persons wanting to move away from the British monarchy is growing, when compared to previous surveys.

In 2012, a poll asking the same question found that 44 per cent of Jamaicans wanted the country to sever ties with the monarchy. At that time, 40 per cent of respondents said Jamaica should retain the monarchy and 15 per cent were unsure. 

A similar poll in 2020, found that the number of Jamaicans who wanted to leave the monarchy had risen to 59 per cent, while 33 per cent wanted to keep those ties with Britain. 

RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three per cent.

The field work for the poll was conducted among more than 1,000 Jamaicans across the island.