According to February 2011 survey 8 % of citizens regard taxation on high-income earners as high, 21 % say it is adequate and 62 % think it is low. Taxation on average-income earners is considered to be high by 35 % of respondents, adequate by 52 % and low by 5 % of citizens. Taxation on low-income earners was supposed to be high by 66 %, adequate by 23 % and low by 2 %. 70 % of respondents think that tax rate should be higher for high-income earners than for low-income earners.
Almost half (47%) of people believe that for the income of their household they can buy or pay less than a year ago, a little more than two fifths (43%) believe that the real income of their households is about the same as one year before, and less than a tenth of respondents said that their income during the last year has increased. More than a half of Czech citizens (52%) consider current...
Almost half (47%) of people believe that for the income of their household they can buy or pay less than a year ago, a little more than two fifths (43%) believe that the real income of their households is about the same as one year before, and less than a tenth of respondents said that their income during the last year has increased. More than a half of Czech citizens (52%) consider current inflation to be acceptable, roughly three tenth of people (31%) share the opposite opinion.
Since February 1997 CVVM has been examined what people think about the economic standard of our country compared to nine other European countries. 3% of Czechs assesses the economy as being very good, 47% rather good, 43% rather bad and 4% very bad. Only 3% could not judge the situation. In the ranking of countries, the Czech Republic is situated on the fourth place behind Germany, Austria and Slovenia.
According to January survey 52 % of Czechs think that economic situation of the Czech Republic became worse in 2010. 32 % of Czechs see as worsened living material conditions of their households. 58 % of respondents feel that financial crisis afflicted their household and 65 % see as affected their job. 47 % see the reaction of Czech government to present situation as bad, 36 % expressed opposite view.
In October 2010 the regular CVVM survey included questions related to austerity program of the government. Respondents should have expressed their opinion on the need for economic changes and declared their awareness of the austerity measures which the government was preparing. People also should have expressed agreement or disagreement with those measures. The CVVM poll asked Czechs to say, whether the impact of the measures will be distributed righteously in the Czech society and how forthcoming changes in the state budget will affect selected areas of life.
The October survey of CVVM was focused on budget issues. Respondents were giving their opinion whether a better way of decreasing of current deficit would be reduction of budgetary expenditures, or increase of state’s revenues. Then they picked areas where the cuts in budgetary outlays should be made in preference, and on the other hand areas, which should be spared of any restrictions. The survey also examined people’s views of planned deficit of 135 billion CZK for 2011.