In December, the Public Opinion Research Center of the Academy of Sciences interviewed citizens of the Czech Republic on topic of financial security in pension. Questions were focused not only on subjective concerns over lack of economic resources or trust in welfare state but also on actual preparations, namely investments and savings.
In December 2019, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards social policy.
Questions investigated opinions of the Czech public on the involvement of the state and the citizens themselves to funding the sphere of social policy. Other questions focused on whether the current distribution of responsibilities is divided equally between state and citizens. Finally, we were interested in opinion on the fair distribution of benefits and abuse of the social security system.
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.