The Centre for Public Opinion Research of the Institute of Sociology of the CAS focused on the topic of life satisfaction in its special research carried out within the project "Research on the Covid and Postcovid Eras". The aim of the research was to find out how satisfied Czech citizens are with their lives at present and to compare the results with their life satisfaction in the past or in the future. The life satisfaction of Czech citizens has not changed over time and can be considered above average overall. Life satisfaction is related to educational attainment, age, subjectively assessed standard of living and health status.
Within the framework of the special research ‘Food 2022’, the Public Opinion Research Centre surveyed the attitudes of the Czech public towards food waste. Respondents were presented with 22 statements related to different dimensions of food waste and asked to decide on a five-point scale to what extent they agree or disagree with them.
Respondents most frequently (82%) agreed with the statement "during food preparation I take care to use everything possible". More than three-fifths (62%) of people agreed with the statement, "I have a bad conscience when I waste food". For two-thirds (66%), the appearance or smell of a particular food item is the deciding factor in whether or not to throw it away.
The Public Opinion Research Centre’s special ‘Food 2022’ survey contained several questions about environmentally friendly behaviours that relate to what foods people buy and what they eat. The most important factor the Czech public considers when shopping for food is price, followed by a food’s ingredients, while the least important factor is the food’s packaging. Almost three-fifths (58%) of respondents at least sometimes sort organic waste. The most commonly used methods are composting in the garden and brown bins (called composters).
The CVVM SOÚ AV ČR included several questions about the Czech Federation of Food Banks in the special survey Food 2022.
A majority (51%) of the Czech public has never heard of the Czech Federation of Food Banks. The remaining 49% of respondents have heard of the Czech Federation of Food Banks, but only 6% of them know what it does well, 28% know roughly and 15% do not know what it does.
In a special study called Food 2022, CVVM SOÚ AV ČR asked for the opinions and attitudes of the Czech public on the issue of food wasting. One part was focused on the purchase of imperfect fruits and vegetables.
If there were imperfect and perfectly shaped pieces of fruits and vegetables placed next to each other, 65% of the respondents would chose the perfect one, provided they had the same price.
In its special ‘Food 2022’ survey the Public Opinion Research Centre at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences, examined the Czech public’s attitudes and opinions on the issue of food waste.
Almost half (47%) of the respondents consider food waste to be a big problem, more than two-fifths (44%) think food waste is not right, but there are more urgent problems that need to be solved and only less than one-tenth (9%) of the Czech public does not consider food waste to be a big problem in society.
The special survey Food 2022 conducted by the CVVM SOÚ AV ČR included a block of questions focusing on the Czech public's familiarity with the terms "Best before" and "Use by". The majority (73%) of the Czech public correctly use the term "Use by...", whereas the meaning of "Best before" life is less clear and almost half (47%) of the citizens attribute the same meaning to it as to "Use by".
In November/December 2021, respondents were expressing views on threats by war, epidemics, natural disasters, economic crisis or resource crisis. The survey also focused on expectations concerning the future of the personal life of citizens, the future of the Czech society and the future of the whole humankind. These questions were amended with an open question trying to find out, what are their current fears.
In November Public Opinion Research Centre focused on vaccination against COVID-19. More than a tenth of respondents (12%) expressed willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19. More than a fifth (21%) of respondents took a negative attitude towards vaccination against COVID-19 and almost two-thirds (63%) has already received at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Almost four-fifths of the Czech public (79%) believed that testing for COVID-19 should continue for all citizens covered by health insurance.
In its research, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the coronavirus crisis and citizens' experiences with it. In the second half of November and the first half of December, more than two-thirds (69%) of Czech citizens over the age of 15 were interested in the situation regarding the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
In connection with the spread of the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, approximately four-fifths of Czech citizens over the age of 15 are concerned about health care restrictions outside COVID-19 (80%) and the health of their loved ones (79%).