Czechs increasingly skeptical regarding Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

The results of an opinion poll conducted by the SANEP agency suggest that the majority of Czechs consider the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes a useless institution. According to the poll results 68.7 percent of respondents said the institute was obsolete and 73.3 percent said they did not believe it to be entirely independent and objective in its research. Only 25 percent of respondents said they believed it was fulfilling its mission and 26 percent of respondents said that the institution had been hijacked by politicians for their own ends. The poll was conducted at the beginning of the month as the institute was undergoing a change of management and was racked by controversy.