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19 April 2011 @ 03:51 pm
Only 3/4 of Czech People Averse To Romani - Best Results Since 2006  

Only three quarters of Czech people averse to Romani - the best results since 2006
@ romea.cz (sorry, it's in Czech but I'm nice so I'll translate~)

Out of all the ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, people have the worst attitude towards Romani. Almost three-quarters of people surveyed reported them as dislikeable. These are the results of the latest survey from the Centre for Public Opinion Research (CVVM), the results of which are available here. In contrast to recent years, the public attitude towards the Romani population has improved slightly. Czech people themselves came top of the list, with Slovaks a close second being considered likeable by nine out of ten people.

The survey compared fifteen ethnic groups living in the country, including the native Czechs who served as a group to compare the others by. Respondents expressed their feelings using a seven-point scale, with the extremes being (1) very likeable and (7) very unlikeable.

74% of respondents labelled Romani as unlikeable, whilst 12% considered them friendly. Compared to the survey of 2009, that is a marked positive shift in favour of Romani.

Ukrainians are amongst the less popular nationalities, with 51% of survey participants expressing dislike for them. Albanians and Romanians both were considered unlikable by 44% of participants.

The most popular minority are the Slovaks, with 92% of respondents marking them as favourite. Poles received 78% positive results, Greek people received 63%, and Jewish people received 60% positive feed-back.

Public opinion of Germans, Russians, Albanians, Romanians, Serbs, Ukrainians and the Vietnamese has improved compared to previous years' surveys. A small positive shift was also recorded towards Hungarians.

Antipathy towards Romani was expressed in particular by those who did not graduate from school, and respondents over sixty showed a dislike for Germans. University graduates felt more sympathy for Ukrainians.

The survey -- which took place from the 7th to the 14th of March -- questioned 1306 people aged 15 and above.

This made me so happy, haha. Not just from a selfish point of view (only 74% of my motherland kinda want me dead, WHOOOO), but the other groups - the immigrants who get hated on so so much and are always being told they're worthless drains on society and should ~go back home - are getting improved results too, which is absolutely amazing :3

Gives me hope that one day EVERYTHING WILL GET SORTED OUT (!!!!!!!) and we'll all live happily ever after ♥
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sorrow by name and sorrow by naturethisisviolent on April 19th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
This made me so happy, haha. Not just from a selfish point of view (only 74% of my motherland kinda want me dead, WHOOOO)

I'm glad you are happy about this result, yet it is still horrible.

That comment of yours touched me really. :/
dirty gyppo: esmeralda ; redgraspthethorn on April 19th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
yeh, i know it's horrible, but if 74% hate us then that means there's still 26% who don't hate us. and that's a massive amount of people.

i mean, considering the neo-nazi demonstrations and the riot police stuff that been happening in czechland in the last few weeks, to have 26% of people NOT hating you is an amazing feeling :DDDD
sorrow by name and sorrow by naturethisisviolent on April 19th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)

I really wish all that hate would find an end.

I actually dedicate my life to that aim. I know I will never reach it on my own but any action I can bring which might lead the people to the right direction I am up for it.
.wolfsilveroak on April 19th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
So this is a good thing then, as it means the prejudice/hatred/dislike against/towards Romani and others is slowly starting to drop, right? (Just making sure I'm understanding this correctly.}:P)

That is most definately a really good shift, then. }:) Here's to more positive shifts in the future!
dirty gyppo: esmeralda ; redgraspthethorn on April 19th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
yep, it means the czech public are (slowly) starting to like romani and other immigrants which is great, hooray~

let's cross our fingers and hope everywhere else follows suit :')
.wolfsilveroak on April 19th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
let's cross our fingers and hope everywhere else follows suit :')

Most definately!

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.wolfsilveroak on April 19th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
That was my initial reaction as well. I had to reread it 3 times to make sure I understood that yes, it IS an improvement.
dirty gyppo: nina ; omggraspthethorn on April 19th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
lol, i suppose out of context it must seem bizarre to be pleased by 74%, but in 2009 it was 77% negative (with 42% of them choosing the very highest level of negativeness >:C) and only 9% positive. it's shifted an entire 3% in only two years, which is amazing~

i'm hoping it'll continue improving though because wow, i dream of a day when the positive is higher than the negative *_________*

Edited at 2011-04-19 07:59 pm (UTC)
and better times are coming still.13chapters on April 21st, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
i was a peace corps volunteer in rural bulgaria and holy shit, compared to things there, 74% sounds amaaaaaaazing.
dirty gyppo: clopin ; smileygraspthethorn on April 21st, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
o god ikr, it is amazing, IT IS SO SO AMAZING
i'm still like *___________* over it tbh

but fucking hell, i don't even want to think about how high the percentage would be in bulgaria or, even worse, hungary or serbia. omg. 100% probably :/
and better times are coming still.: destroy everything13chapters on April 21st, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
idk how bad it is in those places, but i have been warned to avoid gypsies within five minutes of being in both bucharest and sarajevo too. oh okay.

so bad. it is unbelievable. and yet i got back to the us and told people about how much racism i saw and they would be like "wait...gypsies are a real thing?". It was like I had just informed them about the existence of unicorns.

okay stopping before i go on a 10k word rant.