In its August/Septemer 2023 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of nuclear energy. The survey examined public opinion about whether the proportion of nuclear energy in electricity production should increase or decrease in future, what people think about building a new unit of the Dukovany Nuclear Power Station (DNPS), whether or not they are concerned about the use of nuclear energy in the country, and whether they have confidence in the government’s decisions about the development of nuclear energy.
In a survey conducted from the end of July to the second half of September 2023, the CVVM SOÚ AV ČR dealt with the long-standing and highly debated topic of climate change on Earth. We were interested in what the Czech public thinks about this topic. Just three-fifths (60%) of respondents are somewhat worried about the impacts of climate change (15% very worried, 445 somewhat worried), while 38% are not worried.
According to the August and September 2023 survey of CVVM, 12% of people evaluate the current economic situation in the Czech Republic as good, 28% view it as neither good nor bad, and 58% consider it to be bad.
In August and September of this year, respondents of the Public Opinion Research Centre evaluated the urgency of solving in some areas of public life. The most urgent problems are supposed to be public finance, energetics, and social security.
In its regular survey conducted in August and September 2023 the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the environment. Representatives of the Czech population answered questions on particular environmental phenomena in the sense of their problematic character. As the most serious problems were stated the ocean pollution (for 65% "very serious" problem).
The CVVM SOÚ AV ČR surveyed the environmental topics in the period from August to September 2023. Respondents were asked how satisfied or dissatisfied they were with the condition of the environment in the Czech Republic generally and in their place of residence. They were also asked to evaluate the situation in relation to various activities or facts that have an impact on the state of the environment.
As part of a periodical survey conducted by the CVVM from August to September 2023, selected citizens over the age of 15 were surveyed about their opinions regarding the inclusive education. Specifically, we examined views of the Czech public on whether children with physical, sensory or mental disabilities, children of foreign nationality, Roma children, children from poor or vice versa wealthy families and gifted children should be educated in mainstream classes. We also examined attitudes to measures implemented by an amendment to the Education Act and to currently proposed measures.
Czech citizens most often support measures regarding the preschool education. On the other hand, the least popular measure is a proposal to extend compulsory education to 10 years which is supported by less than a third (33 %).
A periodical survey conducted by the CVVM from August to September 2023 surveyed the opinions of the Czech public over the age of 15 on the level of education at individual types of schools, whether or not everyone in the Czech Republic is able to achieve an education appropriate to their abilities, the evaluation of their schooling to date, whether or not children with different characteristics should be educated together in regular classes, and attitudes toward various measures that have been introduced or are being discussed for possible introduction in the education system.
The assessment of the level of education in all types of schools that are part of the Czech education system has remained positive for a long time. The highest ratings are given to grammar schools (64% positive), primary schools (63%) and universities (61%), while the lowest ratings are given to vocational secondary schools, although positive ratings prevail here as well (51%).
In the period from the end of July to the mid of the last third of September 2023 the Public Opinion Research Centre investigated whether respondents trust to top politicians. In a survey there were included names of leaders of parties holding seats in the Chamber of Deputies, members of government, heads of both parliament chambers, and the president.
In the period from the end of July to the mid of the last third of September 2023 within the regular survey the Public Opinion Research Centre questioned respondents about their confidence in constitutional institutions. In this survey there was a question about their trust to the President, both Chambers of Parliament, the Government, and Local and Regional Councils.
Specifically, we investigated whether people engage in various activities related to subsistence farming, whether they produce their own food (fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, etc.) and if so, where and why, whether people who grow or produce something in their households give these products to someone or exchange them with someone, or with how many people.
We were also interested in the other side of the story, i.e. whether people themselves receive home-grown or home-produced food from someone.
Last but not least, we also looked at how bio-waste is managed and how the current food supply compares to ten years ago.