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).