Willingness to participate in the election

The results indicate that people attach a relatively greater importance to elections to the Chamber of Deputies than to elections to the European Parliament. Not only do citizens express more willingness to participate in elections to the Chamber of Deputies (66%) than to the European Parliament (57%), they also more frequently consider a high turnout a positive in case of national elections (70%) than in case of European elections (61%).

A high turnout in elections to the Chamber of Deputies is also more frequently perceived as an instrument ensuring the enforcement of interests of Czech citizens (51%), compared to a high turnout in elections to the European Parliament (44%). An opinion that a high turnout in elections to the Chamber of Deputies enhances democracy in the Czech Republic (58%) is also slightly more widespread than an opinion that a high turnout in elections to the European Parliament enhances democracy in the European Union. Furthermore, when deciding whom to vote for, people more frequently experience problems with orientation in the European politics (57%) than the domestic one (47%).