In December 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to health care. Questions focused mainly on satisfaction with health care in the Czech Republic, evaluation of the quality of the health care in the last year and the amount of information provided by the doctors. Respondents evaluated their own health condition and possibilities to decide the ways of their medical treatment.
With health care, 51% of citizens are satisfied, 18% are dissatisfied and 30% are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
In December 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions related to health care system in its regular survey. Citizens were asked about their overall satisfaction with health care system in the Czech Republic as well as their views on the various problematic areas of healthcare, such as the financing of public health, management of drugs and functioning of insurance companies.
The Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) within the research programme "Memory in the Digital Age" supported by the AV21 Strategy of the Academy of Sciences translated to English several press releases from the first half of this year to provide the final findings not only to Czechs. Press releases in English are available on previously published annotations.
September survey of CVVM focused on public attitude and public relationships between Czech population and Romany minority. Survey showed that three quarters of Czech citizens (74%) see living together of Romany and non-Romany population as bad in Czech Republic generally.
In September, the Public Opinion Research Centre asked a set of questions related to attitudes of the Czech citizens towards last year's 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 the opinion poll carried out in September 2017 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 their perception of the possibility to gain education based on one’s abilities. Moreover, the surveyors were asked to evaluate if the education system is able to develop different aspects.
In the May survey the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the issue of energetics. Regular set of questions related to this matter was amended with several questions concerning so-called "Energiewende", i.e. energy transition in neighboring Germany.
In June 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to genetically modified food. Specifically, 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 May 2017 a survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on issue of power engineering. The survey 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. Furthermore, the survey has found out how environmentally friendly the production of electricity is from some sources according to general public. The investigation also examined the acceptability or unacceptability of the rise in energy prices in consequence of the financial support of their production from renewable sources.
CVVM now offers a web application with a time series database for anyone who would like to obtain information about its periodic research. Data in such summarizing manner have not been available to the public so far. Furthermore, the web application allows to sort the data based on gender, age, and education. All users can view, sort, and download the data. Language can be changed at the top-right corner of the screen. Czech and English version is available.