Public opinion on some legislative changes

In January survey the interviewers of the Centre for Public Opinion Research questioned respondents about their attitude to some concrete legislative changes that were introduced from 1 January 2007. At least eight out of ten people agree with pension increase (91 %), special care benefit (90 %), right to expel the attacker from home (89 %), children benefit increase (86 %), parental benefit (86 %), TV commercial time cut (86 %), new social benefit – „immediate help“ (80 %), birth grant increase (80 %), minimum wages increase (84 %).

More than half of addressed citizens agreed with shorter notice period (51 %), emergency service as a overtime (61 %), house building only after previous announcement (65 %), electronic toll installation (77 %), living benefit (67 %), housing benefit (70 %), tariff wage increase (72 %), to draw only living wage (62 %).

Number of those who disagreed outbalanced the people who agreed with oegulated rent increase (when 51 % of respondents do not agree with it, on contrary 39 % agreed), possibility to terminate employment by employee for healthy reasons ( 78 % disagreed),

minimum wage reduction (58 % disagreed).

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