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Public Opinion about Transfer of Sudet-German and about President Benes Decrees.

In November survey CVVM asked respondents some questions about Benes decrees.

Currently 65 % respondents share the opinion that Benes Decrees should continue to be in force, 8 % stood up for their cancellation, and 27 % had no opinion on this issue.

Another question posed was about the expulsion of Sudet-Germain people from Czech borderland in 1945-6.

 

Almost half of respondents (47 %) considered this historical act to be just. On the contrary 36 % marked expulsion as an unjust (simultaneously majority of them claimed necessity to make a thick line behind the past) and 17 % had no opinion on this.

Supporters of Benes decrees were recruited mainly from the older generation of the age of 60 and more (60 %). Young respondents (age of 15-29) were a bit hesitating. Approximately 37 % of them had no opinion on this topic at all.