In September 2015 a surveys of the Public Opinion Research Centre (CZ), Agentúra FOCUS (SK) and Centrum Badania Opinii Spolecznej (PL) focused on attitudes of the public towards accepting refugees from countries affected by military conflicts, specifically Ukraine and Middle East/North Africa.
Part of April survey of CVVM was the topic of European integration. Two batteries of questions were included into the survey. One focused on the view, whether the values of democracy, equality, cooperation, tolerance, justice and solidarity are applied in the European Union. The second one concerned the opinion on usefulness or harmfulness of European integration in the areas of economy, politics, culture, defence and ecology. Apart from these two batteries we also asked questions, whether respondents believe that decisions made in EU are in accordance with interests of the Czech Republic and with their own personal interests.
The report presents some results of April 2015 survey, which concerns the EU membership. The topics presented here are the satisfaction with EU membership and evaluation of pros and cons of the EU membership. The report contains also comparison with previous surveys.
April survey of CVVM asked questions concerning to the trust of people in the international institutions and European institutions. Beside the trust in the EU as a whole, we asked about citizens' trust in the European commission, the European Parliament, the President of the European Council (sometimes referred to as the President of the European Union) and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (sometimes referred to as the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs). Two questions about trust of people in the North Atlantic Alliance and the United Nations organisation have been also included into the survey.