At the beginning of October 2017, the Institute for Public Affairs in cooperation with FOCUS polling agency and Center for Public Opinion Research, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, conducted survey of the Slovak and Czech public opinion about division of Czechoslovakia and creation of two independent states. Data collection in Slovakia was provided by FOCUS agency from 4 to 11 October 2017; data collection in the Czech Republic was provided by the Center for Public Opinion Research (CVVM) from 9 to 19 October 2017. Both surveys were carried out through a network of trained interviewers on representative samples of population in the age 18 + (in Slovakia 1003 respondents, in Czech Republic 905 respondents). Data were collected by the personal interview method. When analyzing attitudes of the Slovak public, older researches conducted by the Center for Social Analysis and IVO were also used.
Respondents in both republics evaluated the division of Czechoslovakia and creation of two independent republics in the context of other historical events such as establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and accession to the European Union. The views of citizens of both republics resemble in something and differ in something. The research results are presented in press release and presentation of the results.
Tlačová správa [pdf] (Press release)
Prezentácia výsledkov [pdf] (Presentation of the survey results)