Largest research on class and divisions of the Czech society

STEM director Martin Buchtík co-authored the largest recent study of the divisions in the Czech society. Commissioned by the Czech public radio, the survey put about 200 questions to more than 4000 respondents. For more please refer to the Czech radio website. https://www.irozhlas.cz/zpravy-domov/ceska-spolecnost-vyzkum-tridy-kalkulacka_1909171000_zlo

Czechs loosing attraction to Western democracies, but not keen on Russia nor China

Since 1994 STEM has been surveying the Czech population about their attitudes toward foreign countries and its leaders. The latest data show, that the most popular among Czechs remain Slovakia and Austria. More than half of the respondents have positive view on Central, South and Nordic countries. The attitude towards Western countries such as France, Germany, USA and Great Britain has worsened in recent surveys. However they are still more popular than Russia, China or Turkey. For more details, please refer to the Czech section of our website.

Unique study probes deep emotions about EU “brand”

Unique study probes deep emotions about EU “brand” STEM, BehavioLabs and Europeum have teamed up with experts in marketing, political psychology and strategic communication to conduct a in-depth research on underlying emotions and frames that lead to anti-EU sentiments in the Czech republic, but are in many aspects similar in V4 countries, Austria or for example France. Moreover we used experiments and advertising pre-tests to measure what communication can influence the EU “brand”. Based on the reaction by foreign diplomats, we think this kind of research approach…

There has been a gradual decline in the proportion of people who believe that tensions are high between the rich and the poor

A two-thirds majority of citizens (66 %) believe that tensions between Czechs and foreigners are very or relatively high. This proportion is the same as last year. A three-fifths majority of citizens perceive tensions between company management and employees (59%). A slightly lower percentage of people (57%) believe that tensions are high between the rich and the poor. Since 2011, when STEM began to monitor this area, the proportion of those who perceive tensions between the rich and the poor to be high has been gradually declining. However, this proportion is still high among those living in worse-off households. Slightly…

Although slightly lower than in 2015, support for membership in NATO is still high

Almost three-quarters of the Czech public (71%) support the country’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. This figure represents a lower level of support than in the previous survey conducted in 2015. However, it is important to regard this decline as a return to the long-term stable figures recorded in previous years. Almost two thirds of citizens (64%) have confidence in NATO’s ability to safeguard the external security of our country. This survey was conducted by the STEM non-profit institute (www.stem.cz) on a representative sample of the Czech population aged 18 and over from 6 to 14 April…

Public trust in the Czech security forces is on the increase

A three-quarters majority of the population (74 %) has confidence in the Czech army. A somewhat lower proportion of citizens, although still a majority, trust the police force (61 %). The current survey indicates that levels of trust are among the highest since the early 90s when STEM started conducting its long-term series of surveys. The survey cited here was conducted by the STEM non-profit institute (www.stem.cz) on a representative sample of the Czech population aged 18 and over from 11 to 23 January 2017. Respondents were selected using a quota sampling method, with some 1,048 people…

Public attitudes in the Czech Republic and Germany towards Czech-German relations

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Czech-German Declaration, the Czech-German Fund for the Future for the Future and the Czech-German Discussion Forum commissioned a comparative public opinion survey to examine how the two countries perceive each other. The survey was conducted by the STEM non-profit institute in the Czech Republic and the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach for public opinion research in Germany. The STEM survey was conducted on a representative sample of the Czech population aged 16 and over from 30 November to 12 December 2016. Respondents were selected using a quota sampling method, with some 1,039 people…

Czech and German attitudes towards the European Union

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Czech-German Declaration, the Czech-German Fund for the Future for the Future and the Czech-German Discussion Forum commissioned a comparative public opinion survey to examine how the two countries perceive each other and their attitudes towards the European Union. The survey was conducted by the STEM non-profit institute in the Czech Republic and the Institute für Demoskopie Allensbach (Institute for Public Opinion Research) in Germany. The STEM survey was conducted on a representative sample of the Czech population aged 16 and over from 30 November to 12 December 2016. Respondents were…

On the whole the population rated 2016 positively; the majority of people are satisfied with their lives

On the whole the population rated 2016 positively; the majority of people are satisfied with their lives Over three-quarters of Czech citizens (78 %) are currently satisfied with their lives. A two-thirds majority of people (69 %) considered 2016 to be a successful year for them personally. More than half the population (53 %) looked on the past year as a success in terms of society as a whole. In addition to these positive findings, the survey also found that half the respondents chose positive statements to describe their feelings (wellbeing, happiness, everything is as it should be, everything is…

More than half the Czech population do not trust the Chamber of Deputies or the Senate

One-third of citizens trust the Chamber of Deputies (33 %) and the same proportion of the population trusts its Speaker Jan Hamáček. Trust in the upper house of the Czech parliament is also at the same level. Only Chairman of the Senate Milan Štěch has a slightly higher trust rating among the public, at 38 %. Nonetheless, since 2015 levels of public trust in both Jan Hamáček and Milan Štěch have decreased somewhat, by 4 percentage points and 8 percentage points, respectively. The survey cited here was conducted by the STEM non-profit institute (www.stem.cz) on a representative sample of…