Spring 2022 survey focused on attitudes of Czechs to some representatives in international politics. Respondents were asked to express their confidence or non-confidence in some main figures of international policy and persons involved in recent important events as well as supreme representatives of Central European countries.
In the spring of 2022 the Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to NATO and defense of Czech Republic in general in its survey. Questions focused mainly on ability of the Czech Republic to defend its own sovereingty, attitudes towards defense expenditures, and exaluation of army's quality in comparison to developed western countries.
In the period from March to May of 2022 the Public Opinion Researcch Centre investigated whether respondents trust to selected top politicians. In a survey there were included names of leaders of parties holding seats in the Chamber of Deputies, selected membres of government, and the president.
In the spring of 2022 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 Chambers of Parliament, the President, the Government, and Local and Regional Councils.
In November and December, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards the retirement system in the Czech Republic.
Questions focused mainly on the current condition of the retirement system and its possible changes. Respondents also expressed level of their support for concrete measures and actions within the retirement system. The last question focused on the opinion whether the received finances from the social security system can cover funding of the pensions.
In its November survey, the Center for Public Opinion Research focused on some issues related to the pension system and pension reform. Within this thematic block, respondents were presented three pairs of opposing statements expressing general attitudes to the different characteristics of the pension system. Respondents expressed their position through a five-point scale, where point 1 meant identification with the first of a pair of opposing statements and point 5, on the contrary, featured complete shift to the second statement. Individual claims were related to contradiction between the principle of solidarity and merit in the pension system, whether financial security of retired people should be ensured by the state or by the citizens themselves, and whether the pension system in its current form is just or unjust.
In November, the Public Opinion Research Center of the Academy of Sciences interviewed citizens of the Czech Republic on the topic of financial security in pension. Questions were focused not only on subjective concerns over lack of economic resources or trust in welfare state but also on actual preparations, namely investments and savings.
75% of Czechs against 15% think that the U.S. in their foreign policy prioritize their own power and economic interests, and 59% against 28% believe that U.S. do not take into consideration the opinion of the world community. According to 42% of Czech citizens the current foreign policy of the U.S. represents a threat to today’s world, while 40% have the opposite opinion. The opinion that in relation to undemocratic regimes the United States is entitled to use military force is shared by 24% of Czech citizens, whereas 64% oppose it.
The November and December 2021 survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre included issues related to social policy. It surveyed citizens' views on that how much the individual areas of social policy are secured. At the same time the block of questions included an item, in which citizens had to comment the social policy as a whole. It also examined public preferences concerning allocation of public funds.
In November and December 2021, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards social policy.
Questions investigated opinions of the Czech public on the involvement of the state and the citizens themselves to funding the sphere of social policy. Other questions focused on whether the current distribution of responsibilities is divided equally between state and citizens. Finally, we were interested in opinion on the fair distribution of benefits and abuse of the social security system.