Three-quarters of Czechs are against the adoption of the euro, according to the recent research published by the Czech Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) on May 31.
According to the poll, only 20% of Czechs want to adopt the common European currency while 75% are against. Both figures have been stable over the past years.
As reported by the CVVM, public opinion on the euro has changed in 2010 when the negative perception of the euro significantly outnumbered the positive one. In between 2001 and 2009, views were balanced or in favour of the adoption.
40% of respondents think that it has positive impact on research, industrial businesses and overall level of economy and 25% sees benefits for the banking sector.
“The most positively influenced area by EU membership of the Czech Republic according to Czech public appears to be the supply of goods and services, the most negative impact of EU membership Czech citizens see in case of Czech farmers,” said the author Jan Cervenka.
Nearly half of the Czechs see impact on Czech farmers and agriculture as the most negative. At the same time, 17% responded that Czech membership in the EU has positive impact on the agriculture. Economic development, SMEs, industrial enterprises, banking sector and farmers showed slight improvement if compared to 2015 while education worsened.