COVID-19, Financial Situation of Households and Distance Learning - Our Society - Special - April 2021


Less than two thirds of respondents (64%) said that their household incomes remained the same at the time of COVID, more than a quarter (27%) said they had fallen, of which 9% said significantly. In 8% of households, income increased. The resulting findings do not change significantly during the pandemic.


Almost three-fifths of households said that they could manage on finances for more than half a year in the current situation. 5% of households no longer come up with finances, another 5% would last a maximum of a month. The assessment of the financial situation has not changed since the last survey (February).

As expected, the financial situation depends on the socio-professional status of the respondent and especially on the amount of household income (the difference between the first and the tenth deciles in the answer "more than half a year" is 52 percentage points).

One third of respondents agree with current closure of all schools, two thirds disagree. The agreement rate decreased by 7 percentage points compared to the September survey.

More than half of parents (54%) manage distance learning easily, two fifths (40%) find it difficult.

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