In May 2017 the survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre incorporated a regular set of questions focused on the theme of energy that was expanded by some special questions. The survey investigated interest in energy policy of the Czech Republic and its evaluation by citizens. It also focused on attitudes to matters like breaking of limitation on surface mining of lignite in Nothern Bohemia, financial favouring of exploitation of renewable resources of energy, possibility of production of electricity and heat in smaller local plants, environmental friendliness of atomic energy, or necessity of modernisation of Czech coal power plants with intention to prolong their lifespan.
Within the block of questions devoted to consumer behavior and food waste included in CVVM June survey, respondents were asked several questions about organic food. First, the respondents' interest in information about organic food was investigated. Next, whether people buy organic food themselves, how often and for what reasons they do it. The question was also asked how often people prefer foods marked as “organic” to those without this mark.
According to research results, people in Czech Republic buy organic food only rarely. In connection with this they also do not search for information related to this theme. If Czech people buy organic food, they do it especially because there are no chemicals used for producing those eatables. We can say that significantly higher interest in information about organic foods have women who are also more prone to buy them.
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 61 % 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 June 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre AV ČR, v.v.i., examined the attitudes and behaviors declared by the Czech public with regard to the basic dimensions of the issue of food wastage: Respondents evaluated the urgency of the problem and the reasons that motivate individuals to reduce food waste. They estimated amount of food thrown away in the household and the reasons that lead to food wastage. We also focused on organization of purchasing and behaviour towards checking of “Use before/by…” and “Best before” labels. These findings are then set into the context of international comparisons, especially with Britain and the United States.
In the June survey the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic posed to all respondents a question: "How satisfied are you with your life? Are you very satisfied, rather satisfied, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, rather dissatisfied, very dissatisfied?"
In May 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to consumption of addictive narcotics and drugs. Respondents evaluated moral acceptability of consumption of tobacco, alcohol, pain pills, sleeping pills or tranquilizers, hemp drugs and drugs such as ecstasy, heroin and pervitin.
In April 2017 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to environment. Respondents evaluated condition of environment in the Czech Republic and in residence. Next citizens rated the size of their satisfaction with concrete areas of environment in their residence such as cleanness of air, surrounding nature and surface water. Respondents also evaluated traffic density, level of noise and the quality of drinking water. Last question is focused on how much are respondents interested in information connected to environment in the Czech Republic.