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Four fifths of Czechs think their debts are high

22 February 2013

Prague, Feb 21 (CTK) - Nearly four fifths of Czechs think the debt rate of households is high and 83 percent of respondents think the state debt is high, according to the latest poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM).

A total of 29 percent of respondents consider the debt rate of citizens very high and 4 percent of respondents consider the state debt very high.

Mere 3 percent of respondents consider households' debt rate low.

The share of people who consider households' debts high has been increasing since 2010. While three years ago the share was 73 percent, now it is 6 percent higher.

Only 2 percent of respondents view the state debt as low, and 12 percent of respondents consider it adequate.

Opinions on the level of the state debt have not changed very much over past years. In 2010, a total of 87 percent of people considered the state debt high.

As many as 85 percent of Czechs regard the level of the state debt as a serious problem, while 11 percent of respondents are of the opposite opinion.

The poll was conducted among 1,032 people on January 14-21.

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