In October survey CVVM dealt with the currently very discussed topic, which is climate change on Earth. We were interested in what the Czech public thinks about this topic. Specifically, we investigated whether Czech citizens are interested in the issue of climate change, whether they believe that climate change on Earth is occuring at all, and why this change is caused, whether they feel personal responsibility for climate change and whether they think they can contribute to climate change mitigation. One of the questions also concerned the opinion of respondents on the probability of introducing early arrangements to mitigate climate change in sufficient number of countries. At the end, we were interested in whether respondents fear the impacts of climate change and whether, according to them, climate change will have any impact on the Czech Republic.
Citizens' attitudes related to the Czech history were surveyd by the Public Opinion Research Centre in October 2019. First, we asked who is regarded as the greatest Czech personality and also which of the selected historical periods is regarded as the greatest one. Similarly, in connection with the 20th century respondents named the three most important events since the end of World War I.
In a survey conducted by Public Opinion Research Centre in November 2019, 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.
The likely voter model indicates anticipated result of hypothetical elections to the Chamber of Deputies in the time of conducting the survey.
The party preferences give us information about public sympathy for political parties in the group of citizens who have voting right and there is also included a part of citizens who will not take part in elections or they do not know who to vote for.
In October survey CVVM asked all respondents several questions concerning their opinion on climate strikes, the so-called Fridays for Future, which is also the name of movement under whose heading these protests are taking place. It is an international movement of pupils and students who decided to take part in demonstrations instead of Friday school classes, appealing to politicians to take resolute actions against global warming and other climate changes. In the research, we surveyed respondents on these strikes, whether they know what they mean, whether they endorse them, whether they think it is right that young people to strike instead of school classes, or what they think about the success of these climate strikes.
In October survey CVVM focused on the subject of Czech citizens' relationship to the Czech republic. All respondents were asked about reasons, why they are proud of Czech citizenship and why they are not proud of it.
In October survey CVVM focused on the subject of Czech citizens' relationship to the Czech republic. 53 % of respondents said that they are proud of Czech citizenship. On the contrary only 6 % are ashamed of Czech citizenship and 39 % Czech citizens are niether proud nor ashamed.
The Public Opinion Research Centre in its October survey examined how Czech citizens perceive the financial situation of their households. They evaluated whether it is difficult to make ends meet with their earnings, but also talked about attitudinal feeling of poverty.
9% of citizens indicated their household to be rich, whilst 24% considered it to be poor. 66% of respondents regard their household as neither rich nor poor. Problems with current budget of their household were stated by 44% of respondents, on the other hand 54% said they have no problems with budget of the household.
In October 2019 the Public Opinion Research Centre included two questions related to the currently discussed topic of the so-called Instabul Convention. Specifically, we investigated whether the respondents knew what this Convention was concerned and whether, in their opinion, the Czech Parliament should had or had not have approved the Istanbul Convention.
In October 2019 the Public Opinion Researcch Centre investigated whether respondents trust to selected top politicians. They were given a list with 30 names of top politicians. In a survey there were included names of membres of government, president, chairmen of Senate and Chamber of Deputies, chairmen of parliamentary clubs of political parties in the Chamber of Deputies, chairman of Constitutional Court, governor of the Czech National Bank, and ombudsman.