05. 12. 2017 14:00
A large portion of Slovaks are proud of their country. This is about two-thirds (65 percent) of the population surveyed by the Institute for Public Affairs, which mapped the moods of Slovaks 25 years after the split of Czechoslovakia. According to the Institute's sociologist, Zora Bútorová, this is the highest value of pride measured in the past two decades. Also, the favourable mood among respondents grew slightly with the increasing levels of their education. The lowest level of pride the country was demonstrated by supporters of the far-right party Kotleba - People's Party Our Slovakia. According to Bútorová, this is not surprising, because although they may feel as if they're are the biggest patriots, they are also the harshest critics of the country's political system. Data was collected between October 4-11, 2017, through personal interviews on a sample size of 1003 respondents.