In February 2020 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to social policy of families. Respondents evaluated overall approach of the Czech government to social situation of families with children in the Czech Republic. Next citizens commented on specific measures related to family policy.
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 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.
In November, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards the retirement system in the Czech Republic.
Questions focused mainly on the current condition of the retirement system and its possible changes. Respondents also expressed level of their support for concrete measures and actions within the retirement system. The last question focused on the opinion whether the received finances from the social security system can cover funding of the pensions.
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.