In its December 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 principle of solidarity and merit in the pension system, whether financial security of retired people should be ensured by state or by the citizens themselves and whether the pension system in its current form is just or unjust.
In December 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre included a blok of questions connected to health care. One of the discussed topics was also health care measures in the Czech Republic. Questions focused mainly on charges for medication, doctor visit and stay in hospital. Next issue was connected to insurance and insurance company.
In December survey the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on situation in Syria.
The survey examined how Czech public is interested in the development of situation on the border of Syria and Turkey, how Czech citizens perceive the impact of the situation on Czech, European and global safety, and how they evaluate performance of some participating actors in current events on the border of Syria and Turkey.
In December, the Public Opinion Research Center of the Academy of Sciences interviewed citizens of the Czech Republic on 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.
In December 2019, 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.
In December 2019 within the regular survey CVVM SOÚ AV ČR, 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 November 2019 survey the Public Opinion Research Centre examined whether the Czech public feels safely in the country and in the place of residence, and whether Czech citizens see some selected groups and phenomena as a great, small or no threat to the peace and security in the Czech Republic.