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Polish Public Opinion

October 2021

Opinions about the dispute with the EU and membership in this organization
Perception of Polish-German relations
Strengths and weaknesses of public health service
Attitude towards homosexual people

"Opinions and Diagnoses"

no 45
Social Structure – View before Coronavirus Pandemic

no 46
The Coronavirus Pandemic in Opinions of Poles

no 47
Ecology and Energy – Actions and Opinions


Ho do Poles Deal with Inflation?
Political Party Preferences in November
Poland in European Union
Trade Unions in Poland
Influenza Vaccination
Opinions about Parliament and President
Attitude to Government in November
Religiousness of Young People in Comparison to All Adults
Attitude to COVID-19 Vaccinations and Perception of Government Policy in November
Trust in Politicians in November
Social Moods in November
Every Fourth Pole Followed the Chopin Competition

In the CBOS October survey people were asked whether they followed the eighteenth International Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw that month. Every fourth respondent (26%) gave an affirmative reply. Compared to the survey carried out six years ago on the occasion of the competition’s previous edition, this was a decrease of 3 percentage points in audience size. Now as then, more women (30%) followed the competition, as did more people over 65 (41%), big city dwellers (38%), those with higher education (32%) and with per capita incomes of at least 3000 zloty a month (35%).
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When questioned about the Chopin Competition, respondents were also asked whether they listened to classical music at all. Interestingly, although the popularity of the competition had dropped slightly, the percentage of people listening to classical music had risen by 5 percentage points on 2015 (from 47% to 52%). Although this is as much as half of all Polish people, actually only 12% listen to this type of music frequently (2% very often, 10% quite often), while 40% do listen to it, but not very often (20% fairly infrequently and a further 20% quite rarely). While the socio-demographic variables are similar here to those observed in relation to the question about following the competition, they are not, however, identical. This time it is not the oldest group who are the most frequent listeners, but those aged 25–34 (17%).
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This ‘Current Events and Problems’ survey (378) was conducted using a mixed-mode procedure on a representative sample of named adult residents of Poland, randomly selected from the National Identity Number (PESEL) register.
Respondents independently selected one of the following methods:
– Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI);
– Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI), respondents receiving researchers’ telephone numbers in an introductory letter from CBOS;
– Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI), where respondents filled in the online questionnaire independently, gaining access by means of a login and password provided in an introductory letter from CBOS.
In all three cases the questionnaire had the same structure and comprised the same questions. The survey was carried out between 18 – 28 October 2021 inclusive on a sample of 1157 people (56.4% using the CAPI method, 27.4% CATI and 16.2% CAWI).
CBOS has been conducting statutory research using the above procedure since May 2020, stating in each case the percentage of personal, telephone and internet interviews.

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