23, 2011 - A recent poll conducted by
Toronto's York University community
newspaper, "Excalibur," appears to dispute
the view that the royal newlyweds are
increasing support for the monarchy among Canadian youth.
In response to
the question - 'Are you excited about the
royal couple coming to Canada in July?' only 5% of
students answered "Yes," while 71% said "No"
and 24% replied with a lukewarm "Somewhat."
results were obtained from 100 students out
of a total enrolment at York University of
Citizens for a Canadian Republic
spokesperson Tom Freda, "Even if you factor
in an extremely generous 10% statistical
margin of error, these figures are still
pretty convincing evidence that younger
Canadians aren't being fooled by the mammoth
public relations campaign underway to boost
flagging support for the monarchy."
Link to complete results (PDF)
York students give royal couple the cold