- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
One Third of Czechs Report Fear of War, While Pandemic Concern Drops Dramatically
A recent poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute showed that around 60% of Czechs reported feeling fear of some kind of threat at the end of last year. Among those fears, one-third of the respondents cited fear of a war. The poll was conducted amid the backdrop of rising prices and declining living standards.
The proportion of people feeling fear has remained relatively unchanged compared to the same poll conducted in June 2021, however, the fear of a war has increased considerably from 21% to 32% in just a few months. Women, the elderly, left-leaning voters, and those who view their living standards negatively were more likely to express fear.
Interestingly, the fear of COVID-19 has plummeted from 31% 18 months ago to just 1% now, while fears of rising prices and declining living standards have increased from 14% to 19% and from 4% to 15% respectively.
Despite the increasing fears, a majority of Czechs (80%) feel safe in their country and 91% feel safe in their place of residence. The level of satisfaction with the work of the police remains high, with 76% expressing satisfaction with the police in the country and 80% with the police in their own areas.
The poll was conducted between November 11, 2022, and January 9, 2023, on a sample of 901 Czechs.
Article by Prague Forum