Government trusted by 45 percent of Czechs - poll


24.03.2014 16:47

Prague - Some 45 percent of Czechs trusted the centre-left government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) in March, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute and released today.


Předseda vlády Bohuslav Sobotka (vpravo) a ministr financí Andrej Babiš na schůzi vlády 24. března v Praze. ČTK Vondrouš Roman

The centre-right government of Petr Necas (Civic Democratic Party, ODS) enjoyed the trust of 42 percent of Czechs in September 2010 when its term of office started.

However, the trust in Necas's government later fell to about 33 percent and to 18 percent last June when it was forced to resign amid corruption and spying scandals.

Before Necas's government, the Czech Republic was governed by the caretaker cabinet of Jan Fischer (2009-2010) that was trusted by as many as 73 percent of people.

In March, the trust in Sobotka`s government rose by 7 percent up from 38 percent in February. In the same month, the trust in President Milos Zeman also rose to 49 percent up from 43 percent in February.

On the other hand, the number of the people dissatisfied with the political situation in the Czech Republic has been slightly, but continually, decreasing. It is now 49 percent, but the figure stood at almost 75 percent in November 2013.

Some 13 percent of Czechs are now satisfied with the political situation, while 36 percent said they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

Trust in the CNB central bank rose by 3 percent between last December and this March to the current 41 percent.

Most Czechs still trust mayors and local town halls. In March, 61 percent and 62 percent, respectively, said they were trustworthy.

Regional assemblies are enjoying the trust of 42 percent, and regional governors 38 percent of Czechs. The Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have roughly 33 percent of respondents' trust.

The poll was conducted on about 1,000 Czechs over 15 years old.

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