Most Poles dissatisfied with situation in country - poll

In early March, 30 percent of respondents to a CBOS poll assessed the national situation in Poland as good while 54 percent described it as bad.

Compared with February, optimistic viewpoints were down 2 percentage points (pps) while pessimistic evaluations were unchanged. Those without an opinion on the national state of affairs were up 2 pps to 16 percent.

The evaluations of respondents depended chiefly on their political sympathies, with positive views dominating among supporters of the ruling party Law and Justice (together with junior coalition partners Agreement and Solidary Poland) and negative opinions being held by supporters of all opposition groupings.

The proportion of respondents who believed the national situation would improve over the coming year stood at 19 percent (a fall of 2 pps on February) while 32 percent believed it would not change (up 2 pps), and 38 percent thought it would worsen (down 1 pps). Eleven percent did not express an opinion on the matter.

The survey was conducted on March 1-11, 2021, in a mixed-mode procedure on a representative sample of 1,154 residents of Poland.