Quarter of Britons believe Diana was murdered, poll finds
( 2003-09-01 15:37) (Agencies)
A quarter of Britons believe Princess Diana was murdered, according to an
opinion poll published six years after her death.
The survey in the Sunday Express newspaper found that 27 percent of
respondents believed Diana was murdered, 51 percent thought she wasn't and the
remaining 22 percent had no opinion.
Forty-nine percent of people questioned in the poll, conducted by polling
company NOP, said they thought there had been a cover-up of the circumstances of
Diana's death following a car crash in a Paris tunnel on Aug. 31, 1999. Her
companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were also killed.
Officials announced last week that a British coroner is preparing an inquest
into the death of Fayed, although no date has been set.
NOP interviewed 1,002 people by phone for the Sunday Express poll, which had
a margin of error of three percentage points. The newspaper didn't say when the
poll was conducted.