In June 2016 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 of eating such food, scientific knowledge of their impact on human health and the buying genetically modified food. The report also offers some comparison of the results of research by the Pew Research Centre in the US.
In its January survey Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions related to activities of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It was explored trust in this institution, public ideas about the content of its work and opinion on the usefulness of the Academy of Sciences. One question was also dedicated to whether it is modern or outdated scientific institution. We also asked whether citizens think that the Academy of Sciences should be presented through some popular-scientific activities and whether they recently came across such activity. Last but not least we were interested in the public opinion on the funding of this institution from the state budget.
As a part of its January research Public Opinion Research Centre interviewees were asked several questions regarding their views on scientific research. Questions were focused on whether the Czech citizens are interested in results of scientific research, what are their views on the presentation of Czech science toward public and whether they think that scientific results should be usable in practice. In this research was also included a battery of statements which examined what goals science should have.
In January 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to quality of the Czech science and young Czech scientists leaving abroad from the Czech Republic. Next topic focuses on conditions of funding of the Czech science from private and state budget.
In September 2015 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.
In September 2015 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 2015. The status of non-alcoholic beer is mentioned too.
In September 2015 CVVM surveyed how Czech citizens evaluate the idea of state guaranteed examination on secondary schools as a general concept and what do they think about the issue of tuition fees at universities.
In September 2015 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 and what school should provided to be considered as a good one.