Security risks and guarantee of stability for the Czech Republic

In December survey of CVVM respondents had to assess menace impact of selected groups in the Czech Republic. They were also collected views on threats by war, epidemics or natural disasters. Addressing citizens also evaluated which countries represent a threat to the Czech Republic and which to guarantee security and stability.

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Public opinion on the break-up of Czechoslovakia

At the beginning of the next year, it will pass seventeen years since Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In its regular survey ‘Our society’ in November 2009 the Public Opinion Research Centre examined how this historic event is viewed nowadays. Sixteen years ago, only 26 % of Czech citizens agreed with the break-up, while 48 % were opposed and 26 % do not know according to their current statements.

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Attitudes of Czech Public to Settlement with Communist Past

In September survey Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the theme of so-called settlement with communist past. It examined attitudes of Czech public to post-communist lustrations, restitutions of property, coupon privatization and deregulation of prices after 1989.

 

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Trust To Some Public Institutions

As a part of September CVVM survey there was a question investigating citizens' trust to Courts, Police, Army, Media, Labour Unions, Churches, Banks and NGOs. The press information covers also a longterm development of trust to these public institutions since 1993.

 

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Security Risks for the Czech Republic in the Public Opinion View

In december 2008 CVVM investigated on security issues. As a most serious threat for peace and security in the Czech Republic is considered to be an international organized crime (61 % of informants consider it as a „serious thread“) followed by terrorism (53 %). Currently the calamities (33 %) or epidemics (31 %) are seen as a real threat for the Czech Republic by Czech citizens more than the eventual war conflict (16 %).

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Public about the Prague Spring and about the Communist invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968

In January 2008 Centre for Public Opinion Research surveyed opinions about the Prague Spring and about the Communist invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. The respondents were asked if they have a lot of informations about these topics and how strong was, in their opinion, the impact of selected social groups and institutions on the events of 1968 in Czechoslovakia. The survey also focused on how importace of those events the Czech citizens ascribe.

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Security Risks for the Czech Republic in the Public Opinion View

The most serious threat for peace and security in the Czech Republic is considered to be an international organized crime (62 % respondents consider it as a „serious thread“) followed by terrorism (53 %). Currently the calamities (35 %) or epidemics (26 %) are seen as a real threat for the Czech Republic by Czech citizens more than the eventual war conflict (16 %).

As a most dangerous countries for peace and security in Czech Republic were mentioned Iran (17 %), Iraq (16 %), Russian federation (16 %), USA (12 %), Afghanistan (8 %) and China (7 %).

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Public opinion on the break-up of Czechoslovakia

At the beginning of the year 2008 it passed fifteen years since Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In its regular survey ‘Our society’ in November 2007 the Public Opinion Research Centre examined how this historic event is viewed nowadays. Fifteen years ago, only 25 % of Czech citizens agreed with the break-up, while 52 % were opposed and 23 % do not know according to their current statements.

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Is Czechoslovakia break-up still an important issue?

In its regular survey in December 2007 the Public Opinion Research Centre focused on the questions about the break-up of former Czechoslovakia. A strong majority (81 %) of Czechs thinks that splitting of Czechoslovakia is not a current and live issue nowadays. About three quarters (71 %) of population assume that there is no reason to continue the discussion about causes of the Czechoslovakia break-up.

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The break-up of Czechoslovakia: feelings related to this event and public opinion about the causes of the break-up

The Czechoslovakia break-up was one of the main issues in regular survey in December 2007. According to this survey 47 % of Czechs say the Czechoslovakia break-up was not necessary; 30 % think it was. About quarter (23 %) has no opinion. Regret and sorrow are feelings linked with the creation of the Czech Republic after splitting of federation.

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