Citizens on the election to the European Parliament

In a February survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre, Czech citizens presented their opinions on, inter alia, the election to the European Parliament. Respondents were first asked whether they wanted to participate in the election.

In February 2004, 60% of Czech citizens expressed willingness to participate in the election to the European Parliament. On the other hand, a quarter of Czech voters (26%) did not want to vote.

The remaining 14% of respondents were still undecided. Compared to the previous month, no major changes occurred in the results.

When electing members of the European Parliament, most Czechs (46%) will choose individuals instead of political parties or movements. The party affiliation of candidates is a decisive factor for only 7% of those surveyed. More than a third of Czech citizens (35%) consider both the above facts to be of equal importance.