Daniel Craig has officially retired from his role as James Bond after 15 years and the release of his final film, No Time to Die (2021). Craig’s portrayal of the character was widely praised for its fresh take on the role, and his tenure as Bond began with the release of Casino Royale in 2006, which became a massive hit and the first Bond film to be shown in mainland Chinese theaters.

Despite the success, Craig had not anticipated the enormity of the role and had originally planned only to do one Bond film. However, once he saw the success of Casino Royale, he knew he would have to do more.

 The search for the next James Bond is now on, and it will be exciting to see who will take on the mantle of the world’s most famous spy.

As of yet, no new actor has been chosen to play the role of James Bond, but there are various speculations and suggestions online as to who could potentially take on the iconic character of the British spy.

Hence, Real Research launched a survey on public opinion on who would replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond the next James Bond to gather more information on who would replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond.


  • 42.65% have seen all of the James Bond movies
  • Almost 20% (19.58%) favor Daniel Craig over other James Bond actors
  • Douglas Booth is most likely to replace Daniel Craig, say 16.57%

The survey results indicate that there is a wide range of familiarity with the James Bond film franchise among the respondents, with 42.65% having seen all 25 movies, 21.55% having seen only the Daniel Craig movies, 31.56% having seen some of the movies, and finally, 4.24% have seen none of them. This gives us a glimpse into the popularity of the James Bond franchise, its impact on culture, and specifically, Daniel Craig’s portrayal of the character among the surveyed population.

Next, the majority (19.58%) chose Daniel Craig as their favorite James Bond character, followed by Pierce Brosnan (15.18%), Sean Connery (14.13%), and Roger Moore (13.51%).

The following poll results indicate that most of the respondents (24.94%) reported pure satisfaction with Daniel Craig’s job portraying James Bond. 12.58% liked Craig’s series out of all James Bond films, and 14.06% liked Craig’s performance.

In contrast, 14.19% said that Craig could have been a better James Bond, 17.52% of the respondents said Craig’s performance was their most disliked out of all the James Bond actors, and 16.71% said Craig’s movies are their most disliked out of all the James Bond movies.

Figure 1: Respondents’ opinions on Daniel Craig’s James Bond series

Favorite Daniel Craig’s James Bond Movie

19.2% of the respondents stated Casino Royale (2006), followed by (13.65%) Quantum of Solace (2008), (16.51%) Skyfall (2012), (12.65%) Spectre (2015), (21.14%), No Time to Die (2021), and 16.85% said none.

The survey results show a clear preference among the respondents for the type of action that should be featured in the next James Bond movie. 17.92% of respondents said they prefer the realism of Daniel Craig’s portrayal of the character, 15.1% said they prefer the next James Bond to be even more realistic, 23.25% said they prefer a mix of realism and theatrics, 16.67% said they prefer a more theatrical style similar to the classic James Bond movies, and 27.02% said they prefer an even more theatrical style than what was featured in the classic James Bond movies.

The survey results also indicate a preference for the type of character personality that the next James Bond should have. 16.83% of respondents said they prefer a mature character like Roger Moore’s portrayal of James Bond, 14.97% said they prefer an even more mature character, 25.09% said they prefer a mix of maturity and youthfulness, 15.45% said they prefer a youthful character like George Lazenby’s portrayal of James Bond, and 27.66% said they prefer an even more youthful character than what George Lazenby portrayed.

Surveyee’s Choice For Craig’s Replacement as the New James Bond

The next survey sought to determine who respondents’ preferences were for the next James Bond actor. Results showed that 8.06% of respondents chose Aaron-Taylor Johnson, 7.99% chose Henry Cavill, 12.2% chose Tom Hardy, 6.71% chose Idris Elba, 6.05% chose Lucien Laviscount, 5.69% chose Rege-Jean Page, 7.3% chose Richard Madden, 8.55% chose James Norton, and 16.94% chose Douglas Booth as the best choice for the next James Bond.

Figure 2: Respondents’ preference for Craig’s replacement

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Who Would Replace Daniel Craig as the New James Bond?

The last question in the survey, “Who would Replace Daniel Craig as the New James Bond,” revealed that the majority of respondents (16.57%) believe Douglas Booth would be the best choice, followed by (8.43%) James Norton, (7.73%) Richard Madden, (5.55%) Rege-Jean Page, (5.69%) Lucien Laviscount, (6.84%) Idris Elba, (12.18%) Tom Hardy, (8.27%) Henry Cavill, and (8.05%) Aaron-Taylor Johnson.


Survey TitleSurvey on Who Would Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond
DurationJanuary 5, 2023 – January 12, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.