In February 2017, 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.
In its regular February survey 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.
Regarding the interest of politicians in the views of citizens, the vast majority (82%) of the Czech public thinks that only minority of Czech politicians is interested in people's opinion. 14% of the population believe that in the views of citizens is interested none of Czech elected politicians.
Within the possibilities to influence the public sphere has occurred shift in a positive direction in all researched spheres, which is the most evident in the area of solving problems in respondents’ village or town.
Also assessing the potential to influence public sphere is in all analyzed aspects related to the assessment of living standards of respondent's household, while people with good living standards are more likely to feel they can influence public sphere.
In March 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre included a block of questions connected to decision making of politicians. Czech public evaluated the level of influence of chosen areas and institutions on decisions of Czech politicians.
In February 2016 Public Opinion Research Centre focused on interest of czech citizens in politics generaly, politics of the Czech Republic and European Union and worldwide politics. Respondents than evaluated their opportunities to participate in political issues.
In February 2016 the Public Opinion Research Centre investigated, whether people believe, that politicians are interested in citizens opinions and whether, according to Czech public, people in the Czech republic have opportunities to influence public affairs. In the matter of interest of politicians about public opinions sceptical view prevails.
Part of Public Opinion Research Centre survey in February were several questions concerning respondents' opinions on the functioning of democracy in the Czech Republic, the general attitudes towards democracy and respect for human rights in our country.