In February 2014 in the research project Our Society there were included questions focused on opinion of Czechs about the reasons for entering public life and politicians' interest in opinion of ordinary citizens.
In the February survey CVVM focused on views of Czech citizens in the political system in the Czech Republic and to what extent can our political system be considered democratic. We asked respondents to assess the political system in our country before 1989, the political system after 1989 (in the 1990s), the current political system and their views on what political system will be in our country in 10 years.
In its February survey CVVM explored the views of Czech citizens in political system and the functioning of democracy in our country. Questions concerned the evaluation of democracy as a form of government, satisfaction with the way democracy works in our country, likelihood of dissolution of parliament and abolition of all political parties and attitudes of Czech citizens to such a situation.
In the March survey CVVM enquired how strictly according to public should be judged morality of politicians and what criteria should be considered in their deliberations. The next block of questions was ascertaining more specificly due to which of the selected policy violations a politician should resign from his position.
In February, the Public Opinion Research Centre examined views on the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes. People would like to make decisions primarily on important local issues. This view is supported by 84% of citizens. On the other hand, decisions on important laws and international treaties should do politicians. This view is supported by 62 % in the case of laws and 75 % in the case of international treaties.
As a part of February survey there were some questions focused on interest of Czech citizens in political events in the country as well as in the world and on possibilities to influence changes in laws.