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Polish Public Opinion

September 2021

Attitude to refugees and the situation of migrants at the border
Use of health benefits and insurance
Problems with water
Reading books

"Opinions and Diagnoses"

no 45
Social Structure – View before Coronavirus Pandemic

no 46
The Coronavirus Pandemic in Opinions of Poles

no 47
Ecology and Energy – Actions and Opinions


Financial Expectations of the Protesting Medics
Poles about Dispute with the EU and Membership in This Organization
Attitude to Government in the First Half of October
Opinions about Parliament and President
Trust in Politicians in October
Social Moods in October
Attitude to COVID-19 Vaccinations and Perception of Government Policy in October
Political Party Preferences in the Second Half of October
Moods on the Job Market in the Second Half of October
Polish-German Relations – Evaluation and Perceived Problems
Parent’s Spending on Education of Children in School Year 2021/2022
Ho do Poles Deal with Inflation?
The Pay Demands of Protesting Medical Personnel

The countrywide health service workers’ protest began on September 11. The protestors have drawn up eight demands; most discussion has been provoked by the one concerning minimum basic pay rates for the different health service worker groups. In the CBOS October survey, people were asked about their attitudes to the pay demands of selected groups.
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How Poles perceived the pay demands of health workers varied according to the particular profession of the protestors. Doctors garnered the least approval for their financial expectations, with just about equal percentages of respondents saying they were too high (40%) as said they were appropriate (38%). More than one in six did not know what to think (18%), while very few thought doctors were not demanding enough pay (5%). Perceptions of paramedics’ and nurses’ financial expectations were virtually identical. The majority of those surveyed thought that the pay demands of both these groups were reasonable (53% each). Every sixth respondent said they were too low (17% for nurses, 16% for paramedics), while one in eight said they were too high (13% each). A similar number as for doctors had no opinion either way (17% for nurses, 18% for paramedics.)
More on this subject in the CBOS report.
This ‘Current Events and Problems’ survey (377) was conducted using a mixed-mode procedure on a representative sample of named adult residents of Poland, randomly selected from the National Identity Number (PESEL) register.
Respondents independently selected one of the following methods:
– Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI);
– Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI), respondents receiving researchers’ telephone numbers in an introductory letter from CBOS;
– Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI), where respondents filled in the online questionnaire independently, gaining access by means of a login and password provided in an introductory letter from CBOS.
In all three cases the questionnaire had the same structure and comprised the same questions. The survey was carried out between 4 – 14 October 2021 inclusive on a sample of 1161 people (55.2% using the CAPI method, 28.9% CATI and 15.9% CAWI).
CBOS has been conducting statutory research using the above procedure since May 2020, stating in each case the percentage of personal, telephone and internet interviews.

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