According to a BMG Poll, more than half (56%) of 18-24 year-olds in the UK don’t know who the Head of State is.

When asked if it was true that the Queen, not the Prime Minister, was Head of State, more than one-quarter (26%) of 18-24 year-olds said this statement was false, and one in ten (30%) said they didn’t know.

Comparatively, nine out of ten (89%) of those aged 65 and over correctly identified the Queen as the UK Head of State.

Overall, across all demographics, three-quarters (75%) of people correctly answered that the Queen assumes the role.

Brits in the South East were most likely to know this, with 83% responding correctly.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

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