Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Poll: Most Slovaks unaware of when Czechoslovakia was founded

More than half of Slovaks don't know that the first Czechoslovak Republic was founded on October 28, 1918, according to a new poll.

More than half of Slovaks don't know that the first Czechoslovak Republic was founded on October 28, 1918, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was carried out to mark the 90th anniversary of this event, found that only 44.2 percent of Slovak respondents knew the correct date, compared to 70.8 percent of Czechs. Only 36.6 percent of Slovak respondents stated that this date should be celebrated as a bank holiday, while the figure for Czechs was 63.1 percent.

Approximately half of the Slovak respondents have a neutral view of the founding of Czechoslovakia in terms of benefits. Czechs were more positive, while a majority of people overall thought that the unified state brought more benefits to Czechs than to Slovaks. The division of Czechoslovakia in 1993 was inevitable for the future development of both states, 37.8 percent of the Slovak respondents and 40.9 percent of the Czechs stated. More than 80 percent of the respondents have a positive view of each other, with Slovaks having a slightly better opinion of Czechs.

The poll was conducted in September and October by the Median market research agency. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Suspicious "rural entrepreneurs" involved with Smer emerge in Nitra

Successful businesspeople from the village of Babindol who have received subsidies from EU funds worth millions have connections to the ruling Smer party.

Competition in goulash cooking Guláš CUP 2015 in Babindol: Police President Tibor Gašpar(L), ex-minister of Agriculture Ľubomír Jahnátek (R) and Labour Minister Ján Richter (2L).

Slovak mixed relay was withdrawn from competition Photo

Paulína Fialková botched the shooting, thus thwarting the hopes of the Slovak Olympic mixed team of biathletes.

L-R Kuzmina and Fialková in the failed Slovak race.

Blog: Government Affairs in Slovakia – how did this profession develop and what is its future?

It is encouraging that more and more companies based in Slovakia are starting to realize that it is also possible to shape EU policies from a small country like Slovakia and use the services of government affairs…

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak ice hockey team goes home Photo

The United States defeated their rivals from Slovakia for the second time, ending their performance at the Olympics.