This Friday, Felipe VI has been celebrating the sixth anniversary of his proclamation as king of Spain after the abdication of Juan Carlos I. Coinciding with this date, the public opinion portal Electomanía has published the results of a survey on the perception of the monarchy in Spain.
The royal family is given a fail grade overall by its subjects, with a score of 4.8 out of 10 across the Spanish state, according to the survey based on more than 60,000 responses overall with an extra 2,000 more collected between June 14th and 15th.
The institution headed by Felipe VI has a particularly bad rating in Catalonia, where the rating is below 3, in the Basque Country, with similar figures, while in Navarra the figure is 3.8. All the other regions of Spain approve of the monarchy, with the best figures in Salamanca and Ávila, where it is rated as high as 6 out of 10.
The figures can also be consulted by municipalities, estimated from historical voting patterns. Based on this extrapolation, the Bourbon monarchy is given the thumbs-down in every municipality in Catalonia and the vast majority in Euskadi. Strong anti-monarchical tendencies can also be identified in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Asturias and the western provinces of Andalusia.