According to the March survey of CVVM, 53% of people evaluate the current economic situation in the Czech Republic as bad, 35% view it as neither good nor bad, and 11% consider it to be good. 41% of Czechs evaluate the living standard of their household as good, 21% consider it to be bad, and 38% characterize it as neither good, nor bad.
In January 2014 CVVM investigated, how Czech citizens evaluate material living conditions of their households and economic situation in the Czech Republic. During January and February 2014 comparable surveys on this theme were carried out also in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.
Three fifths (60%) of people believe that for the income of their household they can buy or pay less than a year ago, 34% believe that the real income of their households is about the same as a year before, and only 5% of respondents said that their real income during the last year has increased.
On 7th November 2013, the Czech National Bank decided to intervene on the foreign currency market, what resulted in weakening of exchange rate of koruna to euro. In its January survey, CVVM investigated, what is the opinion of Czech citizens to this measure and its consequences. We asked, to what extend citizens understand the weakening of koruna to euro and to what extent they agree with it. We were further interested in knowing, if this measure is going to influence citizens’ willingness to safe money or to buy goods and what is expected impact of this measure to the economic development of the Czech Republic and to the living standard of respondent’s household. Approximately one tenth of the Czechs (12 %) agree with the weakening of koruna to euro. In comparison with previous period, the trust toward the Czech National Bank declined considerably and it amounts to 31 % now.