Poles positive about actions of government to combat COVID-19

Fifty-seven percent of Poles expressed positive opinions on the PM Morawiecki government's activities to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Fifty-seven percent of Poles expressed positive opinions on the government's activities to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, whereas a negative view was expressed by 36 percent, according to the results of a CBOS poll released on Monday.

Seven percent of those polled had no opinion on the matter, CBOS said.

CBOS said in its report that since the beginning of July, opinions on the government's effectiveness in fighting the epidemic have deteriorated significantly. It also noted that these were the worst results since CBOS began conducting surveys on the issue.

Fifteen percent of Poles claimed the actions undertaken by the government to combat the virus threat were "definitely good," while 42 percent were "rather positive" about the issue. Some 23 percent said the cabinet's efforts were "rather bad", while another 13 percent assessed them as "very bad."

Twenty percent of respondents claimed the government operations to combat the virus threat were "very positive," while 44 percent of them were "rather positive" about the matter. The percentage of indifferent opinions stood at 7 percent.

In the opinion of the largest group of respondents (50 percent), the current restrictions amid the pandemic are adequate to the situation. Twenty-seven percent of Poles consider them insufficient, whereas 14 percent claimed the regulations went too far.

According to CBOS, the assessment of the government's actions to help Polish enterprises is getting better with time. At the end of August, 45 percent of respondents considered the support from the state to be sufficient. Thirty-seven percent expressed the opposite view.

The survey was carried out on a nation-wide representative sample of 1,149 Polish residents on August 18-27.