Satisfaction with conditions of living at the place of residence – September 2018

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In September, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on satisfaction with life in the locality in general and selected living conditions close to their home.

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Attitudes of the Czech society towards an amendment of a law about Czech educational system, higher education fees and standardized secondary school graduation tests – September 2018

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In September, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards an amendment of a law about Czech educational system. Simultaneously, the Public Opinion Research Centre probed opinions about standardized secondary school graduation tests and fees for the higher education.

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Attitudes to smoking ban in restaurants in 2018

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In September 2018 CVVM SOÚ AV ČR surveyed questions about the ban of smoking in gastronomical facilities. This press release maps basic results about the attitude to the ban before and after the introduction of the act in June 2017 and also brings the information about arguments, which Czech citizens use for giving reasons to their agreement and disagreement with the introduction of the act.

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Citizens on Opportunities to Receive Education – September 2018

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In the opinion poll carried out in September 2018 by the Public Opinion Research Centre, questions regarding the opportunities to receive education were included.

More specifically, the questionnaire asked surveyors about their opinions towards the possibility to gain education based on one’s abilities – 74% of respondents expressed their opinion that everybody has a chance to achieve education according to his or her abilities. Moreover, respondents had to answer a question, what circumstances and personal aspects influence educational background – respondents often suppose diligence, personal abilities and desire for education to be important, when trying to get higher education. Finally, the questionnaire examined views on the creation of special schools in compulsory nine-year basic educational stage – in all cases a majority of respondents supported the creation of the considered types of school.

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Evaluation of the Czech education system – September 2018

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In the opinion poll carried out in September 2018 by the Public Opinion Research Centre, questions regarding the Czech education system were included. More specifically, the questionnaire asked surveyors about their opinions towards the quality of education in different types of schools and towards the possible improvement of specific skills during their own educational years.

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Czech public opinion on the gluten-free diet – June 2018

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In June 2018 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions concerning the awareness and opinions of the Czech public about the gluten-free diet.

According to research, the majority of the Czech public has heard about the gluten-free diet and has some awareness of what it is about (88%). In contrast, 12% of respondents have not heard about this diet.

Only 4% of people in the Czech Republic is on the gluten-free diet (2% for health reasons and 2% of their decision).

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Throwing Away Fruit and Vegetables with Imperfections as a Form of Food Waste – June 2018

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As a part of its June survey, CVVM asked respondents several questions about food and, above all, food waste. Part of this block was constituted of questions dedicated to the purchase of visually not quite perfect fruit and vegetables. The respondents were specifically expressing what foods they would choose if they had possibility to choose from - whether perfect or less perfect and whether they would even think about the appearance of the selected vegetable or fruit. They also chose the reasons that would lead them to this choice. One of the questions was also focused on who, according to the respondents, decides which fruit and vegetables are going to get into the counter at the shops. The last point was respondents´ estimation of wasted food share due to visual imperfections towards total production.

According to results of the research, Czech consumers would prefer visually perfect fruit and vegetables before those with imperfections. This type of food have elected 60 % of respondents. Among possible reasons that lead them to prefer perfect food, people chose mainly easier cutting and cleaning. Many respondents also think that buying visually perfect food is commonly normal.

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Food Consumption and Waste as a Social Issue – June 2018

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In June 2018 Public Opinion Research Centre AV ČR, v.v.i., examined the attitudes declared by the Czech public to the basic dimensions of the issue of food wastage. Respondents evaluated the urgency of this problem, estimated amount of food thrown away in the household and what have habits associated with food. They also expressed their reasons that motivate individuals to reduce food waste and who, in their opinion, has the greatest impact on reducing food waste in the Czech republic. We also wonder who has, according to the respondents, the largest ratio in the total amount of food waste. Another part of this block of questions focused on the familiarity of the Czech public with the terms "Used before/by .." and "Best before".

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The interest in beer and its choice in 2017

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In September 2017 CVVM SOÚ AV ČR replicated some of the questions about beer, which constitute a part of research project Pubs and Beer in Czech Society that is under way since 2004. This press release maps basic results of questions about the choice of beer, preference of favourite brands and willingness to tray unfamiliar ones and also about the interest in information concerning beer.

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Beer in Czech society in 2017

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In September 2017 CVVM SOÚ AV ČR replicated some of the questions about beer, which constitute a part of research project Pubs and Beer in Czech Society that is under way since 2004. This press release maps basic trends about the share of consumers among Czech citizens and about both amount and frequency of beer consumption from 2004 to 2017. The status of non-alcoholic beer is mentioned as well.

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