The summer floods became the major recent event reflected at the end of September. These events followed, keeping a considerable distance: the government crisis, elections and the planned attack of the USA and Great Britain on Iraq. As regards domestic political events, the issue of the validity of the Beneš decrees definitely fell in importance; the significance of the elections assessed in late September was on a par with the figures measured in a May survey, three weeks prior to the parliamentary elections.
New events, the summer 2002 floods and the government crisis of mid September ranked at the top of the ‘ladder’ but we will have to wait for some time to find out how the importance of these events was reflected. Another new foreign political event, the planned attack of the United States and Great Britain, became the most important foreign political development but no time comparison is available as yet.