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Poll: Most Slovaks want better-paid teachers and stricter measures against Roma

The Slovak public approves of teachers' demands for higher salaries, but is more reserved when it comes to the requirements of doctors, according to a poll carried out by the Public Affairs Institute (IVO) in cooperation with Focus agency at the beginning of November 2012, and published on Monday, January 28. Around 60 percent of the 1,013 respondents view the pressure imposed by teachers on the Government last year as appropriate, while one-third of them did not. Almost half of the Slovaks approached support the demands of doctors and nurses for higher salaries, while around 44 percent are against them. Among other things, the poll also focused on Roma issues, asking people about their stances on more stringent measures that might be taken against the Roma.

The Slovak public approves of teachers' demands for higher salaries, but is more reserved when it comes to the requirements of doctors, according to a poll carried out by the Public Affairs Institute (IVO) in cooperation with Focus agency at the beginning of November 2012, and published on Monday, January 28.

Around 60 percent of the 1,013 respondents view the pressure imposed by teachers on the Government last year as appropriate, while one-third of them did not. Almost half of the Slovaks approached support the demands of doctors and nurses for higher salaries, while around 44 percent are against them. Among other things, the poll also focused on Roma issues, asking people about their stances on more stringent measures that might be taken against the Roma.

Around 70 percent of the respondents approve of tearing down illegal Roma settlements without providing the inhabitants with alternative housing. Only 22 percent were against this. The introduction of stricter legislation and punishments for 'inadaptable' people saw even higher support (86 percent), compared to 8 percent of Slovaks opposing such steps. "The respondents' answers indirectly demonstrate the weariness, hopelessness and impatience experienced by a considerable section of society due to systematically neglected 'Roma issues'," stated IVO as quoted by the TASR newswire.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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