This Trend Could Destroy King Charles Monarchy

( In a lengthy thread on Twitter late last month, Financial Times reporter John Burn-Murdoch explained that in both the UK and the US, millennials are not growing more conservative with age the way previous generations did.

Burn-Murdoch suggests the idea that homeownership makes someone more conservative may play a role in the lack of conservatism among millennials. But he notes that even homeowning millennials are not growing conservative.

According to Burn-Murdoch, millennials in the UK and the US prefer more leftwing economic policies than previous generations did when they were the same age. What’s more, millennials tend to have more education than the older generations. And that education places them squarely on the Left.

He warns that political parties that appeal to conservative voters will have a hard time winning over millennial voters even after they get older.

In a column at Newsweek last Wednesday, writer Jack Royston piggy-backs off of Burn-Murdoch’s thread to claim that His Majesty King Charles III could have a difficult time winning over millennials and that could pose a danger to the British monarchy.

That’s a bit of a stretch.

Burn-Murdoch discussed millennials voting for liberal policies. One does not vote for or against the monarchy.

Royston concedes in his column that Burn-Murdoch’s analysis doesn’t “relate directly to the fate of the royal family,” but he claims that it “may have worrying implications.”

Plus, getting Newsweek to publish a headline that reads “The Polling Trend That Could Bring Down King Charles’ Monarchy” is bound to get more hits than “The Polling Trend That Is Not Directly Related To The Fate of The Royal Family.”

A YouGov poll after the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II found that 64 percent of Brits support the monarchy while only 21 percent oppose it. And among Brits ages 25 to 49, 53 percent support keeping the monarchy while only 27 percent do not. For those 18-24 years old, 40 percent support the monarchy and 29 percent do not.