In January 2013 CVVM investigated, how Czech citizens evaluate material living conditions of their households and economic situation in the Czech Republic. About the same time comparable surveys on this theme were carried out also in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.
Two thirds (68%) of people believe that for the income of their household they can buy or pay less than a year ago, 26% believe that the real income of their households is about the same as a year before, and only 4% of respondents said that their real income during the last year has increased.
According to November 2012 survey 11 % of citizens regard taxation on high-income earners as high, 21 % say it is adequate and 61 % think it is low. Taxation on average-income earners is considered to be high by 48 % of respondents, adequate by 44 % and low by 4 % of citizens. Taxation on low-income earners was supposed to be high by 75 %, adequate by 19 % and low by 1 %. 74 % of respondents think that tax rate should be higher for high-income earners than for low-income earners.