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.
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.
In its January survey the Public Opinion Research Center included a set of questions concerning the attitudes of Czech citizens to demonstrations in general and then specifically to demonstrations organized by the Million Moments for Democracy.
Part of Public Opinion Research Centre survey in September were several questions concerning respondents' opinions on the functioning of democracy in the Czech Republic and undemocratic alternatives of political system.