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Prague, Dec 16 (CTK) – Over three-fourths of Czechs consider Romanies immoral, 85 percent say they are lazy and over four-fifths believe that they violate the law, according to a poll commissioned by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and released on Wednesday.

Muslims are the most violent nation, most Czechs said, answering the questions in the poll focusing on selected races and ethnic groups.

It was conducted at the end of November and beginning of December on a sample of 1,051 people over 18.

The poll concentrated on Czechs’ ideas of Muslims, Syrians, Romanies, Ukrainians, Russians, Vietnamese and Slovaks.

Using the 1-5 scale, the respondents were to select what is true of a given group.

Slovaks scored the best results as they were the only ones with a positive rating in all aspects of the evaluation. They were only preceded by the Vietnamese when it comes to diligence.

On the other hand, Romanies scored the worst results. They only approached the average mark in the sphere of cohesion, which was attributed to them by one-half of the respondents.

Almost three-quarters of Czechs share the view that the Vietnamese are hard-working and over one-half the view that they are decent and keep together.

Due to the ongoing migrant crisis and terrorism threat, the poll focused on the perception of Syrians and Muslims in general. On average, Muslims are considered immoral and violent.

Some 43 percent of respondents placed Muslims at the end of the scale in the extent of violence and another one-fourth gave them mark four.

Some 58 percent of Czechs believe that Syrians are violent.

A similar evaluation of violent behaviour related to Romanies.

The poll has found that the evaluation of other races and ethnic groups is not connected with age or education.

Over one-half of Czechs share the view that some races and ethnic groups are born less intelligent than others. Some 70 percent of the respondents believe that some cultures can be denoted as better than others.

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