The right-left orientation of the Czech population

The general political orientation of the Czech population is one of the topics the Public Opinion Research Centre has been systematically monitoring. October surveys conclude that in the right-left political spectrum, the Czech population is divided in a way that corresponds with most patterns in the population: the largest group of people shows average figures (20%) and their numbers are gradually decreasing towards the edges.

Only 6% of all respondents put themselves in both extreme categories. If we try making a simplification, the original categories can be merged, as a result of which we can speak of e.g. the right, the centre and the left. The data obtained now reveals that, in October, 32% of respondents considered themselves leftist and 41% rightist (20% supported the centre and 7% did not know).