Czech European Union membership referendum, 2003

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Czech Republic and the EU prior to its accession in 2004

A referendum on joining the European Union was held in the Czech Republic on 13 and 14 June 2003. The proposal was supported by 77.3% of voters, with a turnout of 55.2%. The Czech Republic joined the EU on 1 May 2004.

Campaign[edit]

Opinion polls in the run-up to the referendum showed support for joining from 63% to over 70%, with the highest support among younger, wealthier and better educated people.[1]

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Agency Yes No Undecided
19 - 26 May 2003 CVVM[2] 63% 22% 15%
7 - 14 April 2003 CVVM[3] 58% 24% 18%
March 2003 STEM[4] 51% 16% 33%
3 - 10 March 2003 CVVM[5] 59% 22% 19%
February 2003 STEM[6] 50% 32% 18%
3 - 10 February 2003 CVVM[7] 59% 23% 18%
28 January 2003 STEM[8] 47% 19% 34%
December 2002 STEM[8] 48% 21% 31%
November 2002 STEM[8] 48% 19% 33%
17 - 24 October 2002 CVVM[9] 47% 18% 23%
September 2002 STEM[10] 43% 20% 37%
5 - 12 June 2002 CVVM[11] 42% 17% 41%
22 - 29 April 2002 CVVM[12] 40% 19% 41%
March 2002 STEM[13] 46% 19% 35%
November 2001 STEM[6] 47% 19% 34%
2 - 9 May 2001 STEM[14] 40% 22% 38%
5 - 12 March 2001 STEM[15] 45% 18% 37%
October 2000 STEM[16] 48% 15% 37%
May 2000 STEM[16] 42% 16% 42%
September 1999 STEM[16] 44% 19% 39%
April 1999 STEM[16] 46% 14% 40%
April 1997 STEM[16] 50% 16% 34%
August 1996 STEM[16] 46% 13% 41%

Results[edit]

Results by district
Choice Votes %
For 3,446,758 77.3
Against 1,010,448 22.7
Invalid/blank votes 100,754
Total 4,560,399 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,259,525 55.21
Source: Direct Democracy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poland and Czech Republic confirm referendum dates". EurActiv.com. 29 April 2003. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
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  4. ^ "Postoje k referendu o EU | Stem.cz". www.stem.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Účast v referendu o vstupu České republiky do Evropské unie, hlasy pro a proti Chceme Euro?" (PDF). CVVM. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
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  9. ^ "Češi evropskými občany" (PDF). CVVM. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Jak vidíme vstup naší země do EU? | Stem.cz". www.stem.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Integrace ČR do EU – aktuální postoje a názory" (PDF). CVVM. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  12. ^ s.r.o., Easy Software. "Aktuální postoje veřejnosti ke vstupu do EU — Centrum pro výzkum veřejného mínění". cvvm.soc.cas.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Postoje ke vstupu do EU dlouhodobě stabilní | Stem.cz". www.stem.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Podíl lidí, kteří by v referendu hlasovali proti našemu vstupu, vzrostl | Stem.cz". www.stem.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Zastánci vstupu ČR do EU by v referendu bezpečně vyhráli | Stem.cz". www.stem.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
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