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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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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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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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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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In May 2018, the Our Society survey series (Naše společnost) included an extra battery of questions about expenditure on and savings of energy utilities, heat and water in households. We examined whether people are acquainted with the expenditure on energy utilities, heat and water in their households, whether they find it easy or difficult to cover that expenditure, whether they are interested in technologies for a more economic management of energy utilities, heat and water, whether they have invested in these technologies over the past five years or are at least considering such an investment, whether they have ever drawn grants from programmes to support the installation of these technologies in households, and whether they decide take energy class into consideration when purchasing appliances.

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In its May 2018 survey, the Our Society series included a battery of questions on issues of nuclear energy. The survey examined public opinion about whether the proportion of nuclear energy in electricity production should increase or decrease in future, what people think about completing the third and fourth units of the Temelín Nuclear Power Station (TNPS), whether or not they are concerned about the use of nuclear energy in the country, and whether they have confidence in the government’s decisions about the development of nuclear energy.

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In the May survey the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the issue of energetics. The survey investigated interest in energy policy of the Czech Republic and its evaluation by citizens. It also dealt with a question of the future development of electricity consumption in the country, and whether or not it is possible to replace the production of electricity from conventional sources with alternative sources.

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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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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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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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