In a survey conducted by Public Opinion Research Centre in March 2020, we investigated how people trust to political Parties and whether they are willing to take part in elections to the Chamber of Deputies. In the press release, there are two different types of information: the likely voter model and the party preferences.
The likely voter model indicates the anticipated result of hypothetical elections to the Chamber of Deputies in the time of conducting the survey.
The party preferences give us information about public sympathy for political parties in the group of citizens who have voting right and there is also included a part of citizens who will not take part in elections or they do not know who to vote for.
In its regular February survey the Public Opinion Research Centre further examined whether people think that politicians are interested in the views of citizens, and whether in the opinion of the Czech public, people have certain opportunities to influence the public sphere.
In February 2020 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to NATO and defense of Czech Republic in general. Questions focused mainly on position of the Czech Republic between other states, its possibilities of defense against potential threat.
In February 2020 Public Opinion Research Centre carried out a survey about NATO. Within the project were examined satisfaction with membership in NATO. 58% of Czech citizens are satisfied with the Czech Republic's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance, almost a quarter (24%) is dissatisfied.
As a part of February survey there were some questions focused on possibilities of citizens to influence changes in laws.
Respondents were evaluating effectiveness of some methods to achieve this goal like work in a political party, petitions, demonstrations, work in labour unions, litigation, activity in a social network, letters to media, letters to deputies, violent actions, work in a church, hunger-strike, work in a civic association, strike, and blockade.
In February 2020, the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on interest of Czech citizens in politics generally, politics of the Czech Republic and European Union and worldwide politics, and also examined views on the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes.
51% of Czechs are interested in domestic politics, 42% are interested in politics generally, 38% are interested in worldwide politics, and 35% are interested in EU politics. Citizens should make decisions on important local issues. This view is supported by 75% of interviewed. On the other hand, decisions on important laws and international treaties should be made by elected politicians. This view is supported by 76% of citizens in the case of laws and 83% in the case of international treaties.
Part of Public Opinion Research Centre survey in February were several questions concerning respondents' opinions on the functioning of democracy in the Czech Republic and undemocratic alternatives of political system.