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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

How popular is the monarchy restoration idea in Romania?

The idea of restroring monarchy is popular among Romanians. Now living in the republic of Romania, about 21% of the respondents to a survey would go for monarchy should a referendum on the form of government in Romania. be organized.

But over half - 62% -  would still vote for the republican option, according to an IRES survey. The survey's results were published just days before the King's Day celebration in Romania on May 10.

However, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that it would have been better if the monarchy was restored in Romania right after the 1989 Revolution which marked the fall of Communism.

Despite being popular among respondents, the republic system is rather an unknown. Some seven out of ten respondents didn’t know or chose not to answer when asked which is the main advantage of the republic system. But the situation was similar for those who'd prefer monarchy: six out of ten respondents didn’t answer.

However, the Royal House of Romania has an increased reputation: 93% of Romanians said they had heard about it. The Royal House also enjoys high confidence levels: 61% of respondents have confidence and great confidence in the Royal House, although less than a quarter of those who have heard about this institution are aware of its work.

Some 42% believe that the Royal House is involved in the public life just enough, whereas a similar percentage (45%) think that it should get more involved.

When asked what should the Royal House do to get more involved in the public life in Romania, 17% of those who believe that the institution’s involvement is insufficient say that it should get more into politics/legislation, 10% think that it should become better known, and 6% believe that it should support the poor/carry out charity.

Some 85% of those who have heard about the Royal House believe that the institution is in good relations with Europe and other Royal Houses, while 82% think that its relationship with the Romanians is also good. About three quarters rate good the relation between the Royal House and the Presidency.

When asked to rate their view on the importance of the kings’ roles in history, the respondents listed King Michael I (an average of 8.36), and King Carol I (8.16) as top choices.

Whether they favor monarchy or not, Romanians surely know about King Michael I. The study  shows that 99% of Romanians heard about him, and more than half of respondents (54%) associate his name with the King of Romania title.

Romania celebrates the King's Day on May 10, but only 16% of respondents know this date and 12% say they celebrate this day. May 10 is a triple celebration in Romania: it marks the day the first king of Romania was crowned (May 10, 1866, Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen), as well as the start of the king's reign and the country's independence - gained in 1877.

The Royal House of Romania will organize a party in mountain resort Sinaia - the royal residence - to celebrate May 10.

King Michael of Romania, now 95, is currently ill. His eldest daughter Princess Margareta, the heiress, is currently the keeper of the Crown.

The IRES study was conducted on March 23-24 for Sinteza magazine, on a sample of more than 1,000 people.

Romania was a monarchy from 1866 to 1947, under four foreign kings: Carol I, Ferdinand, Carol II and King Michael. The latter had to abdicate in December 1947 after the Communist party rose to power in Romania.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

How popular is the monarchy restoration idea in Romania?

The idea of restroring monarchy is popular among Romanians. Now living in the republic of Romania, about 21% of the respondents to a survey would go for monarchy should a referendum on the form of government in Romania. be organized.

But over half - 62% -  would still vote for the republican option, according to an IRES survey. The survey's results were published just days before the King's Day celebration in Romania on May 10.

However, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that it would have been better if the monarchy was restored in Romania right after the 1989 Revolution which marked the fall of Communism.

Despite being popular among respondents, the republic system is rather an unknown. Some seven out of ten respondents didn’t know or chose not to answer when asked which is the main advantage of the republic system. But the situation was similar for those who'd prefer monarchy: six out of ten respondents didn’t answer.

However, the Royal House of Romania has an increased reputation: 93% of Romanians said they had heard about it. The Royal House also enjoys high confidence levels: 61% of respondents have confidence and great confidence in the Royal House, although less than a quarter of those who have heard about this institution are aware of its work.

Some 42% believe that the Royal House is involved in the public life just enough, whereas a similar percentage (45%) think that it should get more involved.

When asked what should the Royal House do to get more involved in the public life in Romania, 17% of those who believe that the institution’s involvement is insufficient say that it should get more into politics/legislation, 10% think that it should become better known, and 6% believe that it should support the poor/carry out charity.

Some 85% of those who have heard about the Royal House believe that the institution is in good relations with Europe and other Royal Houses, while 82% think that its relationship with the Romanians is also good. About three quarters rate good the relation between the Royal House and the Presidency.

When asked to rate their view on the importance of the kings’ roles in history, the respondents listed King Michael I (an average of 8.36), and King Carol I (8.16) as top choices.

Whether they favor monarchy or not, Romanians surely know about King Michael I. The study  shows that 99% of Romanians heard about him, and more than half of respondents (54%) associate his name with the King of Romania title.

Romania celebrates the King's Day on May 10, but only 16% of respondents know this date and 12% say they celebrate this day. May 10 is a triple celebration in Romania: it marks the day the first king of Romania was crowned (May 10, 1866, Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen), as well as the start of the king's reign and the country's independence - gained in 1877.

The Royal House of Romania will organize a party in mountain resort Sinaia - the royal residence - to celebrate May 10.

King Michael of Romania, now 95, is currently ill. His eldest daughter Princess Margareta, the heiress, is currently the keeper of the Crown.

The IRES study was conducted on March 23-24 for Sinteza magazine, on a sample of more than 1,000 people.

Romania was a monarchy from 1866 to 1947, under four foreign kings: Carol I, Ferdinand, Carol II and King Michael. The latter had to abdicate in December 1947 after the Communist party rose to power in Romania.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Wikipedia)

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