Czech National Identity

If now people in the Czech Republic had a chance to choose any country, in which they would like to live, the majority would select the Czech Republic. The prevailing mother tongue in the territory of the Czech Republic is Czech language; other languages mentioned in the survey did not exceed the level of a statistical error. Apart from Czech, which is used for communicating in the household by almost everybody, German, English and Slovak are most frequently used as a common language.

The greatest Czech personality was Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, who was spontaneously named by more than a third of respondents, followed by Charles IV, Jan Ámos Komenský, Václav Havel and Jan Hus. Who are Czech national heroes? In the following order: Jan Hus, Jan Palach, Jan Žižka, participants and victims of the struggle against communism (the most significant of these Milada Horáková) and Ludvík Svoboda.