Confidence in the government is falling, the cabinet of Petr Fiala (ODS) is trusted by a sixth of Czechs, it fared the worst of the constitutional institutions. This follows from a current survey published today by the Center for Public Opinion Research (CVVM). Traditionally, mayors and municipal councils enjoy the highest level of trust.
The assessment of the political situation also worsened. Dissatisfaction was expressed by 69 percent of the respondents, a fifth of the Czech population feel “neither satisfied nor dissatisfied” and a tenth are satisfied. “The assessment of the political situation has thus further fallen compared to the level where it was mostly between 2014 and 2020, while the current assessment has already found itself deeper than where the significant short-term decline of 2017, associated with the deep government crisis at the time, reached,” the authors of the survey said. They added that satisfaction with the current political situation is still higher than it was in 2012 and 2013.
Trust in the government has been above 30 percent since last November, but in the summer it dropped to 25 percent and now to 17 percent. In the current survey, trust in her fell by eight percentage points, while distrust rose by nine percentage points. Trust in the President decreased by six percentage points and mistrust increased by nine percentage points, the Chamber of Deputies recorded a decrease in trust by five percentage points and an increase in mistrust by five percentage points as well. In the Senate, the decrease in trust is four percentage points and the increase in distrust is six percentage points.
Of the other constitutional institutions, 42 percent of people believe in governors, 44 percent in regional representatives, 62 percent in municipalities and 67 percent in mayors. The survey was conducted from September 28 to December 4, and 913 people over the age of 15 took part.