In May survey CVVM focused on questions concerning environment. Respondents had to evaluate how some enchosen state institutions and ecological organizations take care of environment. The best evaluated were ecological organizations and local councils. Parliament was the the worst evaluated. Question, whether Czech Republic sufficiently cares about environment , has divided our respondents into two almost same parts.
In May 2006 CVVM investigated topic – environment. 41% of respondents take always dangerous waste to special enchosen places and other 30 % does it often. Same number of respondents sort domestic waste (39% always and 36% often). The number of people, who exceptionally or never buy ecological friendly products, lower number of drives because of enviroment protection and save energies and water because of nature protection, prevails.
As a part of May survey there were some questions concerning public opinion of environment. The results show us that most respondents are satisfied with environment in the place they live. Dissatisfaction with it was expressed by a quarter of respondents. Environment in Czech Republic is positively evaluated by a half of respondents on contrary almost a half of people are dissatisfied with it.
May survey contained a topic – environment. More than four fifths of respondents agreed that every single attempt to save the environment is important.
37% of respondents take always dangerous waste to special enchosen places. And other 35 % does it often. Same number of respondents sort domestic waste (33% always, 42 % often). A third of respondents take part in activities organized under companies for environment protection such as working groups and revitalisation of nature.
In the March survey, 47 % of respondents expressed their contentment with the environment in this country, while the same number - 46 % - were not satisfied. Greater contentment with the environment can be seen in the case of the place where they live – 76 %, while about a quarter of the respondents (23 %) are not satisfied with the environment in their neighbourhood. We also asked the people to which degree they themselves contributed to the protection of the environment with their conduct.
In the March survey, among other things we concentrated on the satisfaction of citizens with the environment in the place where they live. The greatest contentment was recorded for availability of wide open countryside, scoring 86 %. Approximately three quarters of citizens are satisfied with the cleanness of the countryside in their vicinity and quality of drinking water. About two thirds of respondents are content with the air quality and the noise level in their neighbourhood.
In the lasts seven years, about two fifths of respondents have visited protected landscape areas and national parks in the CZ more than once (41 %) and about a third have visited them once (32 %). Information about nature on placards, notice boards or leaflets located in these areas is always read by 26%, and mostly by 57 % of respondents. These respondents predominantly give the quality of information a positive evaluation – only for 26 % is the information too specialised, detailed and incomprehensible.
In the survey implemented in the fist half of October, opinions and standpoints of the population regarding the issues of protected landscape areas and national parks in the CZ were explored for the needs of the Czech ecological Institute. Citizens, with some exceptions, do not doubt the importance of protected landscape areas and national parks for nature protection (97 %). A half of respondents think that villages and towns located in protected areas manage to exploit the opportunities, which these localities offer them; this is for example, the possibility of making a profit from tourism (51 %).
The problems in question are considered by an absolute majority of respondents to be very or quite serious. As the largest threat they see pollution of sources of drinking water and its shortage; moreover the problem of waste cumulating is similarly seen as serious. These phenomena, directly connected with every day life are perceived by 55% - 56% of respondents as extremely important and by another third as considerably important.