Evaluating the Czech political system

The pre-November 1989 political system scored an average rating of 3.82 among respondents. They used an evaluating scale from 1 (the system is functioning very poorly) to 10 (the system is functioning very well). Compared to the pre-November political system, the current system in the Czech Republic fared slightly better, getting an average rating of 4.89. The respondents were also optimistic about the future – the political system they are expecting in the Czech Republic in 10-years time received a rating of 6.

46. The performance of the pre-November 1989 political system is assessed more favourably by people over 60 years of age, citizens with primary education, with good living standards and by supporters of the KSCM. On the other hand, the former system is viewed more critically by young people under 19 years of age, university-educated citizens, people with bad living standards and supporters of the Civil Democratic Party (ODS) and the Coalition. The current system is more readily embraced by better-educated people, citizens with good living standards and voters of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), the Civil Democratic Party (ODS) and the Coalition. Supporters of the KSCM take a rather negative view of the present. The Czech political system in 10-years time is perceived more positively by young people under 19 years of age and university-educated people with good living standards; but more negatively by respondents over 60 years of age and people with bad living standards. According to electoral preferences, voters of the CSSD, the ODS and the Coalition are the biggest optimists, whereas voters of the KSCM are less optimistic about the future.