In February 2015 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 the February survey Public Opinion Research Centre 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. Satisfaction with the way democracy works in the Czech Republic expressed majority of respondents (55%).
17 % of Czech citizens would agree with return to the communist way of government, 15 % would approve authoritarian regime of strong leader with no parliament and with no elections, while three quarters of public disagree. Only 3% of Czechs think that the country should be governed by military, 93% dismissed such an idea.
This year, it will be twenty-five years since the Velvet Revolution. On the occasion of this anniversary, Public Opinion Research Centre and Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava in cooperation with Focus agency investigated public opinion regarding the Velvet Revolution, changes in the political and economic system in general and in different areas of life. This press release contains comparison of Czech and Slovak citizens' opinion about several things related to this topic.
In early February 2014, the Public Opinion Research Center conducted a survey on attitudes of citizens of the Czech Republic concerning equality and fairness in the political system, and respect for human rights.
In February 2014 Public Opinion Research Centre investigated how citizens evaluate the system change, which occurred in 1989. In January or February of this year under the umbrella of CEORG a comparable research was done in Poland, Hungary and the Slovak Republic.
In February 2014 CVVM investigated how people evaluate their possibilities to influence public affairs. Specifically, questions concered to possibility to openly express view of problems in society, in the town, in the state and the posibility to achieve their legitimate requests. We asked respondents to assess their possibilities to influence political decision-making and also the effectiveness of each activity. This press release offer comparison with previous surveys which were realized from 1997.