In its June 2020 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of energy. Within that battery, we focused on a new avenue of development of nuclear energy in the world, namely the so-called small modular reactors.
Only slightly under one-fifth of citizens have ever heard of the technology of socalled small modular reactors.
In its June 2020 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of nuclear energy. The survey examined public opinion about whether the proportion of nuclear energy in electricity production should increase or decrease in future, what people think about building a new unit of the Dukovany Nuclear Power Station (DNPS), whether or not they are concerned about the use of nuclear energy in the country, and whether they have confidence in the government’s decisions about the development of nuclear energy.
In the June survey the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the issue of energetics. The survey dealt with a question of the future development of electricity consumption in the country, and whether or not it is possible to replace the production of electricity from conventional sources with alternative sources.
In June within the regular research the Centre for Public Opinion Research focused on the environment. Representatives of the Czech population answered questions on particular environmental phenomena in the sense of their problematic character. As the most serious problems were stated the garbage cumulation (for 65 % “very serious" problem) and the drinking water deprivation (for 62 % "very serious" problem).
In June CVVM survey was focused on environmental issues. Respondents were asked about how satisfied or dissatisfied they are with the state of environment in the Czech Republic and in their place of residence. Next citizens rated the size of their satisfaction with concrete areas of environment in their residence such as cleanness of air, surrounding nature and surface water. Respondents also evaluated traffic density, level of noise and the quality of drinking water.
We also examined whether people are interested about information about the state of the environment and whether they have sufficient information on the state of the environment.
In October survey CVVM dealt with the currently very discussed topic, which is climate change on Earth. We were interested in what the Czech public thinks about this topic. Specifically, we investigated whether Czech citizens are interested in the issue of climate change, whether they believe that climate change on Earth is occuring at all, and why this change is caused, whether they feel personal responsibility for climate change and whether they think they can contribute to climate change mitigation. One of the questions also concerned the opinion of respondents on the probability of introducing early arrangements to mitigate climate change in sufficient number of countries. At the end, we were interested in whether respondents fear the impacts of climate change and whether, according to them, climate change will have any impact on the Czech Republic.
In October survey CVVM asked all respondents several questions concerning their opinion on climate strikes, the so-called Fridays for Future, which is also the name of movement under whose heading these protests are taking place. It is an international movement of pupils and students who decided to take part in demonstrations instead of Friday school classes, appealing to politicians to take resolute actions against global warming and other climate changes. In the research, we surveyed respondents on these strikes, whether they know what they mean, whether they endorse them, whether they think it is right that young people to strike instead of school classes, or what they think about the success of these climate strikes.
In the Our Society survey of May 2019, the annual battery of questions on energy issues was complemented with some special questions. Also included were questions on nuclear fusion as one of the potential energy sources that has long been in the focus of research by many countries and international groupings. More specifically, the survey inquired whether people have ever heard of nuclear fusion and what, to what extent they feel familiar with the topic, how they perceive the pros and cons of nuclear fusion in terms of continuing or discontinuing research into it, whether they find nuclear fusion to be a good or rather bad option to produce energy, and whether they are in favour or against the development of fusion energy in Europe.
In its May 2019 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of nuclear energy. The survey examined public opinion about whether the proportion of nuclear energy in electricity production should increase or decrease in future, what people think about completing the third and fourth units of the Temelín Nuclear Power Station (TNPS), whether or not they are concerned about the use of nuclear energy in the country, and whether they have confidence in the government’s decisions about the development of nuclear energy.