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Poll: Most Czechs show interest in refugees, Daesh, not Ukraine

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Prague, Nov 25 (CTK) – Most Czechs follow the developments related to the migrant crisis (69 percent) and the Islamic State militant group (59 percent), but not in Ukraine (31 percent) anymore, according to the latest CVVM poll released on Friday.

One year ago and last spring, the Czech public showed even higher interest in the migrant crisis (75 percent). In the previous poll conducted in spring, 70 percent said they followed the developments related to Daesh (Islamic State).

Czech showed the highest interest the developments in Ukraine in early 2014 (52-66 percent) and the spring of 2015 (50-52 percent). This year, their interest in Ukraine has been gradually falling, from 43 percent in January to 37 percent in June and 31 percent in October, which has been the lowest level since February 2014, CVVM said.

In October 2016, 42 percent followed the campaign before the U.S. presidential election.

The poll showed that most Czechs consider Daesh (92 percent) and refugees (90 percent) a threat to European security. A prevailing majority also considers them a threat to the security of their country and world peace.

A majority a Czechs consider the developments in Ukraine a threat to European security and half of them believe they threaten the security of the Czech Republic.

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