No knighthood for Murray yet say public

No knighthood for Murray yet say public

Looking at other popular celebrities who merit an honour, the UK public chose many figures at a later stage of their career, with one in five in agreement for David Beckham (20%) being knighted and Joanna Lumley (19%) becoming a Dame. Further popular choices were J.K. Rowling with 14% and Delia Smith with 7% of the vote. Nevertheless, Murray was still the most popular choice when asked who should get a knighthood but this was behind ?none of the above?.

Having been made an OBE after winning his first Grand Slam at the US Open and a gold medal in the London Olympics last year, many believe this latest honour should be reserved for further on in Andy Murray?s career. Following his recent victory at Wimbledon, let?s hope there are a few more years of success for Murray on the court.

We look forward to seeing who will be recommended for the New Years honours list.

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,006 GB adults aged 18+ from 9th – 12th July 2013. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.

Interview Method and Sample

This survey is conducted online by CAWI (computer aided web interviewing), using Opinium?s online research panel of circa 30,000 individuals. This research is run from a representative sample of GB adults (aged 18+ in England, Scotland and Wales). The sample is defined from pre-collected registration data containing gender, age (18-34, 35-54, and 55+), region (North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales, and Scotland), working status and social grade to match the latest published ONS figures.

Opinium also takes into account differential response rates from the different demographic groups, to ensure the sample is representative.