In December 2016 CVVM included in regular research questions connected to Christmas traditions. Questions focused mainly on observance of concrete Christmas traditions in Czech households. The most common and frequent tradition is the Christmas tree decoration which keeps the majority of respondents.
In September 2016 CVVM SOÚ AV ČR replicated some of the questions about gastronomical facilities, 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 about the preferences of particular types of gastronomical facilities, motives and frequency of their attendance and also the favourite drink during social encounters.
In September 2016 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 importance of taste, price and promotion in beer choice and also describes attitudes of the public to the Czech world primacy in beer consumption.
In September 2016 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 2016. The status of non-alcoholic beer is mentioned as well.
In September 2016 the Public Opinion Research Centre examined views of the Czech public on the creation of special schools in compulsory nine-year basic education and views on whether the children with physical or mental disabilities, children from poor or vice versa from wealthy families, children of foreign nationals, Roma children and gifted children should be educated in mainstream classes.
In September, the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards 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. The results suggest that the public approves most of the amendments. The proposition about the higher education fees was rejected by most of the respondents like in previous years. Contrary, the standardized secondary school graduation tests are embraced by a slight majority of population.
In September 2016 was as a part of regular CVVM survey a block of questions related to the Czech education. Questions examined the Czech public opinions towards quality of education in different types of school.
In June 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to purchase of fruits and vegetables with imperfect appearance. Respondents specifically expressed whether they would buy perfect or less perfect vegetables or fruits. Further, they chose the main reason for this choice. The last point was then the estimate of the proportion of discarded food to visual imperfections in relation to total production.
In June 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to the consumption of foods containing gluten. Citizens express whether they or someone in their neighborhood has a gluten intolerance and also whether respondents or someone close to them follows the gluten-free diet.
In June 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre AV ČR, v.v.i., examined the attitudes and behaviors declared by the Czech public with regard to the basic dimensions of the issue of food wastage: (1.) The urgency of the problem and the reasons that motivate individuals to reduce food waste. (2.) The estimated amount of food thrown away in the household and the reasons that lead to food wastage. (3.) The Organization of purchasing and its impact on waste. These findings are then set into the context of international comparisons, especially with Britain and the United States.