In April 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to genetically modified food. Specifically, it was investigated whether respondents are familiar with the issue. Respondents commented their interest in genetically modified food. Subsequently, how often respondents monitor data on genetically modifying food or product ingredients on product labels. The last part of the block was a set of statements regarding the safety and moral acceptance of eating such food, scientific knowledge of their impact on human health and the buying genetically modified food.
As a part of its April 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 55% 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.
In April 2019 Public Opinion Research Centre AV ČR 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 for what reason and they also state reasons for not throwing away food. In the next section, we focused on therespondents' habits associated with food, specifically where and how often they buy, how much they spend monthly on buying food, whether they use a shopping list or whether they are affected by special offers (e.g. 1+1, XXL packaging, half price).
In September 2018 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 presents the results of questions on drinking beer mixes and on attitudes to beer mixes among Czech people. Both the situation in 2018 and trends since 2012, when beer-mixes noticeably entered Czech market, are presented.
In September 2018 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 aimed at criteria for beer choice among Czech consumers and shows basic typology of consumers according to prevailing criterion of the choice.
In September 2018 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 2018. Attitudes of the public to the Czech world primacy in beer consumption are mentioned as well.
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.
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.
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.