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Czech Republic: Helpfulness of Czechs towards foreigners is the lowest in history (Unofficial translation)

According to a public opinion survey carried out by the STEM agency in March, 73 percent of Czechs do not agree that every person living in the country should be grated Czech citizenship. 67 percent of Czechs consider foreigners to be a substantial security risk and only 31 percent think that each minority or ethnic group should have an option to live in compliance with its traditions and customs. However, nearly half of respondents thinks that Czechs should approach foreigners with residence status in the Czech Republic without prejudices and bias.

According to the agency, the level of helpfulness displayed towards foreigners has fallen in comparison with the 2014 survey. This may relate to the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo editorial office, which sparked discussion on the coexistence of majority populations with different ethnic and religious groups.

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