In February 2020, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on interest of Czech citizens in politics generally, politics of the Czech Republic and European Union and worldwide politics, and also examined views on the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes.
51% of Czechs are interested in domestic politics, 42% are interested in politics generally, 38% are interested in worldwide politics, and 35% are interested in EU politics. Citizens should make decisions on important local issues. This view is supported by 75% of interviewed. On the other hand, decisions on important laws and international treaties should be made by elected politicians. This view is supported by 76% of citizens in the case of laws and 83% in the case of international treaties.
Part of Public Opinion Research Centre survey in February were several questions concerning respondents' opinions on the functioning of democracy in the Czech Republic and undemocratic alternatives of political system.
In February survey, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on evaluation of Andrej Babis' government.
42% of Czechs are satisfied with the person of Prime Minister, 52% are dissatisfied, 44% are satisfied with government's performance and 51% are not. Government's program 48% of Czechs evaluate positively, 37% hold the opposite stance.
Communication with public is seen positively by 47% of Czechs, 46% evaluate it negatively.
Personal composition of Babis' government (36% satisfied / 56% dissatisfied) is area in which we found the most critical evaluation of public.
In February 2020 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 January 2020 Public Opinion Research Centre carried out a survey about debts and loans. In this press release are published attitudes of Czech citizens to debts of common people. In this text there are also published attitudes of Czechs to individual debts, e.g. acceptability of loans for real estate, education, consumption, car, holidays or for starting a business. Another question was focused on importance of financial resources for unexpected expenses and difficulties with the repayment of debts.
In January 2020, the Public Opinion Research Centre investigated views on the problem of indebtment. We surveyed the opinion on the level of indebtment among the Czech citizens and on the level of indebtment of the Czech state. With regard to these two fields of indebtment, we also asked questions about how serious a problem the current level of indebtment poses to the Czech people.
In the January 2020 survey the Public Opinion Research Centre examined three questions related to Inflation And Real Income Of Households.
44 % of people believe that for the income of their household they can buy or pay less than a year ago, 43 % believe that the real income of their households is about the same as a year before, and 12% of respondents said that their real income during the last year has increased.
47% of Czech citizens consider current inflation to be acceptable, 38% of people share the opposite opinion.
64% of Czechs expect that this year they will be able to buy less goods and pay less services for the same amount of money than the last year.
In a survey conducted by Public Opinion Research Centre in February 2020, we investigated how people trust to political Parties and whether they are willing to take part in elections to the Chamber of Deputies. In the press release, there are two different types of information: the likely voter model and the party preferences.
In its January survey the Public Opinion Research Center included a set of questions concerning the attitudes of Czech citizens to demonstrations in general and then specifically to demonstrations organized by the Million Moments for Democracy.
In the January 2020 survey the Public Opinion Research Centre examined two questions related to evaluation of material living conditions of respondent's households, and to expectation of development of these conditions in this year.
More than one half (55%) of Czechs evaluates material living conditions of their households as good, 12% consider them to be bad, and 33% think they are "neither good, nor bad".
54% of Czechs expect no change of their current material living conditions, according to 19% they will improve, and 24% think that material living conditions of their households will worsen in this year.