No Czech-out? Majority of Czechs want to remain in EU, says new survey
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No Czech-out? Majority of Czechs want to remain in EU, says new survey

More than half of Czechs would vote in favor of the Czech Republic remaining in the EU if a referendum were held, according to a new survey conducted by the Czech Public Opinion Research Center (CVVM).

After a majority of Britons voted to leave the EU back in 2016, speculation has been high on which country might be the next to leave – – the Czech Republic, and it’s



But a glimpse of how that leaving procedure has manifested in the UK over the past three years might have been enough to convince most Czechs that it isn’t worth the trouble.

51% of Czech residents surveyed told the Czech Public Opinion Research Center that they would vote to remain in the EU if a referendum were held, according to data made public last week.

Only 20% would vote to leave the EU during a referendum, according to the study. 14% would abstain from vote, while 13% were undecided.

In terms of holding a referendum on leaving the EU in the first place, 28% of respondents were in favor of the idea, while 55% were against. 17% were unsure.

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“Disagreement with a referendum [on leaving the EU] rises with increased education levels and an improved assessment of living standards within one’s own household,” a CVVM spokesperson stated.

“In terms of age, [disagreement with leaving] is the strongest in the 30-44 range.”

People who were more likely to vote in favor of leaving included those over 60 years of age, people who considered their current living conditions to be poor, and those who vote for the KSČM and SPD political parties.

The survey was conducted over the first two weeks of February and polled 1064 Czech residents.

Lucas Němec

Prague-based author with two decades experience living in and writing about the Czech Republic for local and international sites and publications. Nakládaný hermelín enthusiast and frequent Club-Mate drinker.

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