Monday we published opinion polls from Kantar for “Fakt” TVN and TVN24. They covered Poland’s presence in the European Union, support for political groups, abortion, street demonstrations and the police response to protests. We provide a summary of the results of these studies.
At the request of “Fakt” TVN and TVN24, the Kantar studio conducted surveys asking respondents about issues related to the presence of Poles in the European Union, the right to abortion in case of severe and irreversible fetal disability or an incurable disease threatening his life, and the evaluation of protests following the ruling of the Constitutional Court, tightening of the abortion law and the police response to recent protests and support for political groups.
We present a list of the polls published on Monday.
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The presence of Poland in the European Union
Among other things, the respondents heard the question: “What is your opinion about the presence of Poland in the European Union? Do you think Poland should …”.
According to the survey, 87 percent of respondents believe that Poland should remain in the European Union. 8 percent of the respondents had an opposite opinion. “I don’t know / difficult to say” was answered by 5 percent of the respondents.
Another question posed to the respondents was: “In your opinion, could PiS’s government policy lead to Poland leaving the European Union?”
In total, 49 percent of respondents answered “yes”, of which 20 percent “definitely yes” and 29 percent – “rather yes”. Overall, 40 percent of those surveyed had the opposite opinion, of whom 11 percent answered “definitely not” and 29 percent “probably not.” The answer “I don’t know / hard to say” was given by 11 percent of the respondents.
Right to abortion and protests after the decision of the Constitutional Court
In the Kantar survey for “Facts” TVN and TVN24, respondents also heard the following question: “The Constitutional Tribunal ruled a few weeks ago that the provisions permitting abortion as a result of serious and irreversible harm to the fetus violate the Constitution. The Tribunal therefore questioned the right of women to abortion. In such situations. Do you think so in the case of a high probability of serious and irreversible damage to the fetus or an incurable disease threatening his life … “.
The vast majority of respondents – 81 percent – answered, “women should have the right to have an abortion”. 10 percent of those surveyed replied, “women should not have an abortion”. The answer “I don’t know / hard to say” was given by 9 percent of the respondents.
The survey also asked respondents about the protests that had lasted since the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling, that is, on October 22. They heard the question, “After the Constitutional Court’s decision on abortion, there are protests in many cities. How do you rate them?”
59 percent of those surveyed said they supported them, 38 percent said they “strongly support” the protests and 21 percent said they “prefer to support” them.
In total, 35 percent of those surveyed said they did not support the protests, with 22 percent responding “strongly disapproving” and 13 percent “rather disapproving”. 6 percent of the respondents answered, “I don’t know, it’s hard to say”.
Police response during protests
In the Kantar survey, respondents also heard the following question: “Do you think the police response to the recent protests was appropriate?”
59 percent of those surveyed answered “no,” 36 percent said “definitely not” and 23 percent said “probably not.” According to 24 percent of respondents, the police response was appropriate: 12 percent answered “definitely yes” and another 12 percent “quite yes”.
17 percent of the respondents answered “I don’t know / hard to say”.
Respondents were asked which party they would vote for if the Sejm elections were held in the near future.
27 percent stated that they would vote for the joint list of the United Right, ie Law and Justice, Agreement and Solidarity Poland. 25 percent of respondents would vote for the Civic Coalition, formed by the Civic Platform, Nowoczesna, Poland and the Greens Initiative.
Szymon Hołownia’s move Poland 2050 was stated by 14 percent of the respondents. The Left (8 percent of the vote) and the Confederation (7 percent) would also go to the Sejm.
In the case of all the above studies, a telephone survey for “Fakt” TVN and TVN24 was conducted by Kantar on a nationwide representative sample of 1,003 adult humans on November 20-23, 2020.
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