In the November/December survey the Public Opinion Research Centre put all respondents several questions concerning the assessment of the current situation in the world in terms of international relations, economics, security, conflict resolution or solving of global environmental problems.
November and December 2021 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 its research, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the coronavirus crisis and citizens' experiences with it. In the second half of November and the first half of December, more than two-thirds (69%) of Czech citizens over the age of 15 were interested in the situation regarding the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
In connection with the spread of the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, approximately four-fifths of Czech citizens over the age of 15 are concerned about health care restrictions outside COVID-19 (80%) and the health of their loved ones (79%).
In a survey conducted in September and early October 2021, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked all respondents several questions concerning the development of the situation in Afghanistan in connection with the withdrawal of the United States Armed Forces and other allies within the NATO mission from the country.
In November and December 2021 within the regular survey the Public Opinion Research Centre questioned respondents about their confidence in constitutional institutions. In this month there was a question about their trust to the Chambers of Parliament, the President, the Government, and Local and Regional Councils.
Part of Public Opinion Research Centre survey in August were several questions concerning respondents' opinions on the functioning of democracy in the Czech Republic and undemocratic alternatives of political system. We also examined whether people think that politicians are interested in the views of citizens.
A large part of the special ‘Food 2021’ survey focused on the topic of food self-provisioning and growing food in the garden. Three-fifths (59%) of people at least sometimes prepare preserves at home and around one-third (35%) of people at least sometimes bake their own bread at home. Almost one-half (49%) of people grow food in their garden, and 6% do so in their flat or on their balcony.
One-half (50%) of people regularly work, i.e. at least once a month, in a garden or allotment (in season), 29% forage for mushrooms, wild berries, or herbs, and 19% raise livestock.
More than two-fifths (42%) of respondents believe that there has been no change in their household’s food self-provisioning in the present compared to ten years ago.
In our special Food 2021 survey the Public Opinion Research Centre examined the culture of eating. Most people east three (41%) or four (30%) meals a day. The room in the home in which people most often eat their meals is the kitchen (53%), followed by the dining room (27%) and the living room (18%). 35% of people regularly, i.e. at least once every two weeks, eat at a canteen/cafeteria, 33% at a restaurant, 21% at a fast-food restaurant, and 18% each at a cafe or in another home (usually the home of a family member or when visiting someone).
The majority (71%) of the Czech public never orders food through food delivery app (e.g. Wolt, Dámejídlo, Uber Eats), 26% do so sometimes, and 2% do so regularly
In September and early October 2021 within the regular survey the Public Opinion Research Centre questioned respondents about their confidence in constitutional institutions. In this month there was a question about their trust to the Chambers of Parliament, the President, the Government, and Local and Regional Councils.
In its July 2021 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of the energy system, with a detailed focus on nuclear energy and some aspects of handling radioactive waste. The study inquired how well informed about nuclear waste citizens themselves feel, how reliable they consider different sources of information on nuclear safety, how they think spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste are currently being handled in the country, how today’s society should respond to the problem of radioactive waste, and how they view different issues of building a deep geological repository of radioactive waste.