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Election and Democracy
Czech Republic
Voter turnout in the national election60.8% (March 2019 or latest)
[25/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.22 (2014)
[25/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes70.3% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign52.5% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions65.4% (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works27.8% (2013)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that giving people more say is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech18.3% (2010)
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% of those who think that protecting freedom of speech is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech12.5% (2010)
[7/25countries]
Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today4.52 (2014)
[23/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago4.53 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now4.88 (2014)
[20/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living5.52 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities5.13 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making5.59 (2014)
[21/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions4.72 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances5.60 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.10 (2014)
[12/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that countryfs national elections4.24 (2014)
[10/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.60 (2014)
[5/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.46 (2014)
[17/26countries]
Politician
Czech Republic
Number of total seats in the Parliament281 (2017)
[15/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population26.61 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives200 (2017)
[16/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population18.94 (2017)
[19/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments20.0% (2017)
[27/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)17.6% (2017)
[29/35countries]
% of those who trust politicians16.6% (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally69.8% (2010)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption47.6% (2016)
[11/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest78.4% (2014)
[2/26countries]
Political party and organization
Czech Republic
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics20.7% (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices52.4% (2014)
[9/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party5.9% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government11.8% (2016)
[13/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations3.58 (2014)
[24/26countries]
Parliament
Czech Republic
% of those who have confidence in parliament23.5% (2008)
[29/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election13.6% (2016)
[18/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law16.1% (2014)
[17/26countries]
Political awareness
Czech Republic
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)54.2% (2016)
[19/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)49.6% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left14.2% (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is center44.7% (2014)
[17/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is right22.0% (2014)
[7/26countries]
Average of political position5.34 (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers52.2% (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day17.1% (2014)
[15/18countries]
% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper33.1% (2014)
[5/18countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day76.8% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information2.1% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who watch political news on television every day55.0% (2014)
[7/18countries]
% of those who never watch political news on television7.2% (2014)
[8/18countries]
% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day25.7% (2014)
[10/18countries]
% of those who never listen to political news on the radio33.2% (2014)
[9/18countries]
% of those who use the Internet to obtain political news or information every day30.1% (2014)
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% of those who never use the Internet to obtain political news or information39.6% (2014)
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% of those who have expressed political views on the internet14.0% (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion30.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country24.4% (2016)
[24/25countries]
% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government29.6% (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice75.6% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think68.2% (2014)
[4/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government4.45 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to try to understand the reasoning of people with other opinions5.39 (2014)
[18/26countries]
Political action
Czech Republic
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law32.9% (2014)
[12/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views15.4% (2014)
[17/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity24.0% (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition49.7% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to choose products for political, ethical or environmental reasons, even if they cost a bit more4.03 (2014)
[23/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting33.2% (2014)
[6/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government85.0% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations25.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations75.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings63.7% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings24.2% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views63.1% (2016)
[16/25countries]
Government
Czech Republic
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 31.2% (2010)
[26/34countries]
Public officials
Czech Republic
% of those who trust in civil servants16.4% (2016)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people57.5% (2014)
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% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption11.7% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption36.3% (2016)
[11/25countries]
% of those who say that they or their family have never come across a public official who hinted/ wanted a bribe in the last five years56.7% (2016)
[25/25countries]
Public finance
Czech Republic
General government expenditure, % of GDP42.1% (2015)
[19/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP41.4% (2015)
[18/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-0.6% (2015)
[11/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP53.9% (2015)
[22/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-20.0% (2015)
[13/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending56.4% (2016)
[15/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget1.84% (2016)
[26/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget4.40% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget15.04% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.89% (2016)
[8/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.50% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget18.89% (2016)
[5/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget3.28% (2016)
[7/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget11.32% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget31.21% (2016)
[25/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP0.73% (2016)
[27/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.74% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP5.93% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.74% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.59% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP7.45% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP1.29% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP4.46% (2016)
[25/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP12.31% (2016)
[24/32countries]
Tax
Czech Republic
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates21.0% (2015)
[13/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)19.00% (2018)
[30/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)53 (2016)
[25/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)7.4% (2010)
[30/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)38.4% (2010)
[6/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)48.8% (2010)
[10/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes21.9% (2016)
[10/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes40.6% (2016)
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% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes63.8% (2009)
[25/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.29 (2014)
[7/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes80.2% (2016)
[7/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society42.6% (2016)
[19/25countries]
Social security
Czech Republic
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)20.3% (2013)
[19/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system27.2% (2013)
[20/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions70.4% (2016)
[12/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old94.9% (2016)
[17/25countries]
% of those who think that the government is successful in the provision of decent life for the old25.2% (2016)
[11/15countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people68.3% (2016)
[17/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people5.6% (2016)
[13/25countries]
% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people13.2% (2016)
[10/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people25.6% (2012)
[19/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people48.8% (2012)
[22/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)69 (2009)
[29/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 1.2% (2012)
[26/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 4.1% (2012)
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% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 58.3% (2012)
[5/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave65.4% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave6.5% (2012)
[12/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave27.8% (2012)
[25/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age2.7% (2012)
[9/27countries]
% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age47.2% (2012)
[15/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age50.2% (2012)
[12/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age39.0% (2012)
[10/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country5.4% (2010)
[18/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor18.9% (2009)
[5/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it63.5% (2016)
[24/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to help people in the country who are worse off than themselves4.98 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Law and Justice
Czech Republic
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free82.0% (2016)
[4/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)43.7% (2016)
[21/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.25 (2014)
[9/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts30.3% (2010)
[32/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)44.9% (2008)
[28/30countries]