The study One Society — Different Worlds, exploring lines of conflict in Czech society, came out in Czech in June 2021. It was produced by the Masaryk Democratic Academy and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation’sPrague office, together with the market research agency STEM.
In the spring of 2020, the STEM institute, supported by the Prague office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, carried out an extensive investigation of Czech seeders of disinformation. They are currently estimated to make up approximately 5 % of the Czech society. Through the combination of a quantitative survey and 13 qualitative in-depth interviews, the seeder group was found to be more affluent, educated and interested in politics than media stereotypes would suggest. Furthermore, seeders’ motivations and media literacy levels vary greatly, wherefore one-size-fits-all solutions could be rather counterproductive.
Czechs and the EU BrandHow do Czechs feel about the EU and what could change their mind?Znacka EU – Summary Report – Final October 2019 – Shared
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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 2017.
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.
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.