Star Wars

November 02, 2012, 3:00 PM GMT+0

A plurality (41%) of the British public prefer the original trilogy of Star Wars films to the prequel trilogy, according to our survey.

41% of Britons think that the original trilogy of Star Wars films, including A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, are better than the recent trilogy, which features The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Only 3% of people like the recent trilogy more than the original, which starred Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

This follows an announcement earlier this week that Disney plans to make a new Star Wars trilogy, having purchased the rights to this series of movies.

  • Over four in ten (41%) people prefer the original trilogy to the prequel trilogy, compared to 3% who disagree with this view
  • Almost one in ten (8%) Brits like the trilogies the same amount
  • 8% of the public do not like the Star Wars films

Age differences

The poll also reveals that over a third (35%) of the British public have never seen a Star Wars film. However, there are significant age differences with those aged between 25 and 59 being the most likely to have watched the trilogies.

  • Only one in five (21%) 25-39 year olds and just over a quarter (26%) of 40-49 year olds in Britain have not seen a Star Wars film
  • In comparison, a majority (56%) of Brits over the age of 60 and more than a third (37%) of those aged 18-24 have never watched the trilogies

Disney intends to release Episode Seven of the Star Wars films in 2015.

See the full survey results here