In May CVVM survey was focused on environmental issues. Respondents were asked about how satisfied or dissatisfied they are with the state of environment in the Czech Republic and in their place of residence. Next citizens rated the size of their satisfaction with concrete areas of environment in their residence such as cleanness of air, surrounding nature and surface water. Respondents also evaluated traffic density, level of noise and the quality of drinking water.
We also examined whether people are interested about information about the state of the environment and whether they have sufficient information on the state of the environment.
The survey of May touched briefly the issue of drugs in the Czech Republic. People were asked whether and how much they perceive the current situation regarding drug use to be a problem in the Czech Republic as a country, and specifically in their place of residence.
In May 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to consumption of addictive narcotics and drugs. Respondents evaluated moral acceptability of consumption of tobacco, alcohol, pain pills, sleeping pills or tranquilizers, hemp drugs and drugs such as ecstasy, heroin and pervitin.
In its May survey, the Public Opinion Research Centre examined attitudes of Czech citizens towards the death penalty. 50% of respondents hold the view the death penalty should exist in the Czech Republic, 41% oppose it. Since 1992, when it was 76%, support of the existence of the death penalty decreased on two thirds, while opposition to the death penalty (13% in 1992) more than trippled.
In May 2019 within the regular survey the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on issues that could be perceived as morally controversial. Specifically, respondents answered questions concerned with the abortion, euthanasia and prostitution.
Part of the September and October 2018 survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the municipal elections. The survey mapped the situation before the elections as well as satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the results of the election and the post-election arrangement in the management of municipalities.
In April 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to genetically modified food. Specifically, it was investigated whether respondents are familiar with the issue. Respondents commented their interest in genetically modified food. Subsequently, how often respondents monitor data on genetically modifying food or product ingredients on product labels. The last part of the block was a set of statements regarding the safety and moral acceptance of eating such food, scientific knowledge of their impact on human health and the buying genetically modified food.
As a part of its April survey, CVVM asked respondents several questions about food and, above all, food waste. Part of this block was constituted of questions dedicated to the purchase of visually not quite perfect fruit and vegetables. The respondents were specifically expressing what foods they would choose if they had possibility to choose from - whether perfect or less perfect and whether they would even think about the appearance of the selected vegetable or fruit. They also chose the reasons that would lead them to this choice. One of the questions was also focused on who, according to the respondents, decides which fruit and vegetables are going to get into the counter at the shops. The last point was respondents´ estimation of wasted food share due to visual imperfections towards total production. According to results of the research, Czech consumers would prefer visually perfect fruit and vegetables before those with imperfections. This type of food have elected 55% of respondents. Among possible reasons that lead them to prefer perfect food, people chose mainly easier cutting and cleaning. Many respondents also think that buying visually perfect food is commonly normal.
In April 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre AV ČR examined the attitudes declared by the Czech public to the basic dimensions of the issue of food wastage. Respondents evaluated the urgency of this problem, estimated amount of food thrown away in the household and for what reason and they also state reasons for not throwing away food. In the next section, we focused on therespondents' habits associated with food, specifically where and how often they buy, how much they spend monthly on buying food, whether they use a shopping list or whether they are affected by special offers (e.g. 1+1, XXL packaging, half price).