We enjoy helping!


Summer is slowly coming to an end and we were wondering where the members of our panels across all countries decided to spend their summer vacation this year. At first glance, it can be seen that „good everywhere, best at home“ applies in all countries.

Almost ¾ of our respondents (72%) planned to go on summer vacation this year. Most Romanians (81%), Czechs (76%) and Bulgarians (74%). On the contrary, the least Hungarians (61%) and Slovaks (65%). In each of the ENP countries, a significant part of our respondents decided to spend this year’s vacation in their country. Not surprisingly, slightly more respondents are from countries that have their own seas. 66% of Bulgarians and 62% of Romanians enjoyed their home vacation the most this year. Slovaks had the lowest interest in a domestic holiday (48%), more than half of them preferred to enjoy a holiday abroad.

This year’s summer vacation was significantly more enjoyed by people aged 30-44 (74%) and people with university education (81%).

We also wondered what the „famous clapping on the plane“ was really like. Do we clap after the plane lands or not? Is clapping on a plane the privilege of only certain nationalities? No more guesswork, the data is here.

More than ¼ of the respondents who took part in the survey never fly. Almost 2/5 admitted to us that after a successful landing of the plane they reward the crew with applause. If you hear thunderous applause on the plane, most likely Bulgarians and Slovaks are sitting on it. They are among the most enthusiastic „applause“ on the plane, this was confirmed by 53% of our respondents in Bulgaria and 45% in Slovakia. Not even 2/5 Romanians are strangers to slapping on a plane. In Poland and the Czech Republic, more than 1/3 of our panelists applauded, and Hungarians (32%) had the significantly least amount of applause. In general, significantly more women (41%) and people aged 45-59 (44%) applaud.

Eating out is an essential part of summer vacation. ON HOME HOLIDAYS, Bulgarians (56%) and Romanians (38%) use ALL INCLUSIVE catering the most, however, the lowest number was of Czechs (16%). While on foreign holidays, it is the most popular type of dining in all countries, except Hungary, where they prefer visiting local restaurants over AI (42%).

We also looked at how many of you take your holiday food supplies from home. As for domestic holidays, overall 1/3 of you take food from home, most often Romanians (40%) and Poles (36%) and least Slovaks (31%).

However, almost 1/5 of you take food supplies from home on holiday abroad. The majority are Bulgarians (23%), on the contrary, the least are Czechs (17%).

The survey was conducted among ENP respondents, Total=N11156, CZ=N4453, SK=N1388, PL=N1719, HU=1064, BG=N2012, RO=N519, respondents aged 18-59, July 2023.

We enjoy helping!


In October, we were invited to the Meeting of Donors of People in Need in the Czech Republic. We have been supporting this organization together with our respondents for several years, especially thanks to a generous donation to help Ukraine.


You can also help by filling out questionnaires, our respondents prove it every day. Rewards obtained for completed questionnaires can be sent, among other things, to charity projects from our offer, specifically in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.

In addition to already permanent charitable projects, we also try to react operatively to the current situation in society and help where needed. After the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, we started a fundraiser, in which not only our panelists, but also parent companies and employees immediately got involved. Within a few weeks, we sent an incredible 1 million CZK (40,560 EUR) to help Ukraine.

Charity projects are the most popular among our respondents in the Czech Republic, where, thanks to the contributions of the panelists, we managed to adopt the 12th assistance dog and finance its training until the dog is handed over to the owner, who thanks to him will get not only a partner for life, but also a necessary helper in the most difficult moments. In the Czech Republic, our respondents have the opportunity to donate to the children’s oncology department of the Bulovce Hospital, the Senorina Center, which provides care for seniors with various types of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and the Cesta domý organization, which provides long-term professional care for dying people and their loved ones. than 20 years who care for them or UNICEF.

In Slovakia, our respondents have the opportunity to contribute to the organization Dobrý anjel, to the Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Slovakia and to the Together with Courage foundation, which helps sick children integrate into society and enjoy their childhood as much as possible. possible without limitation. In Poland, our members have the opportunity to contribute to various projects within the zrzutka.pl portal. In Hungary, the Heima Pála Children’s Hospital Development Foundation is the most popular among the panelists, but our members also have the opportunity to contribute to the shelter for the mountain almond dog, the organization Szurkólok and Állatokért, or the children’s community Bátor Tábor – Életeket hágtunkunk. Our Bulgarian respondents can help through contributions to the Bulgarian Red Cross, an organization for children with hematological diseases, or help dogs through the organization ФОНДАЦИЯ ОЧИ НА ЧЕТИРИ ЛАПИ or by sending a contribution to UNICEF. In Romania, we offer charity projects such as Little People România, Homeless Animal Hospital and NUCA Animal Welfare.

We are very pleased to have among our members people with a huge heart who try to help those in need and who have decided to help by filling out questionnaires and getting involved in our projects. Thank you!

Excise duty on electronic cigarettes? More than half of our respondents are in favor


We would like to thank you very much for your support. Thanks to the votes of the public, we won an important award and became the Personality of the Czech Goodwill 2022!

 On October 18, 2022, at the Czech Goodwill Gala 2022, for the tenth time, 15 entrepreneurs from all over the Czech Republic took home important awards for companies that people value. Since 2013, they have been organized by the Czech consulting firm HPCG (Hlavatý & Partners Consulting Group). The transparent process is overseen by the world-renowned certification authority TÜV SÜD Czech.

 Thanks to the votes of the general public, our CEO – Tomáš Říha became the Personality of the Czech Goodwill 2022 with a record number of votes. Although we could only nominate one personality for our company, we know very well that it is the merit of the entire team and also to a large extent the respondents of our panel. Therefore, this award belongs to everyone, our parent companies and their employees, the entire ENP team, our clients and, last but not least, our panelists.


Tomáš personally accepted the important award at the gala evening, and in his winning speech he thanked everyone who took a moment of their time and voted for us, and thanks to whom we can do meaningful work and help those in need. „I would especially like to thank the public who voted for us. At the same time, I would like to thank our online panelists who fill out online questionnaires, 2 million per year, which is a relatively large portion, for which they receive such a small reward, that is no small change and many of them share it with charities we have selected in our system. So a big thank you to them. Of course we contribute ourselves as a company. I would also like to thank the whole ENP team who look after the operation and the running of the company as well as to our parent companies, the research agencies STEM/MARK, NMS Market Research and Nielsen Atmosphere. Thank you for a very pleasant evening, it shows here how difficult the business is and basically every day we are forced into flexibility and improvisation so that we can do it flawlessly.

Thank you very much.“

 (Tomáš Říha – CEO ENP).


Source: TZ Czech Goodwill 

Excise duty on electronic cigarettes? More than half of our respondents are in favor


We were interested in learning what our respondents thought about the proposed introduction of the same excise duty on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco as on traditional cigarettes.

In recent years, many smokers have switched from smoking traditional cigarettes to heated tobacco and electronic cigarettes. There may be several reasons for this change. Some consider them a less harmful alternative or less „annoying“ for the environment. However, a significantly lower tax burden is also a significant factor, which has a considerable effect on the price at which cigarettes are purchased

While the excise tax on cigarettes has been increasing in the Czech Republic in recent years, and it is moving further away from countries such as Slovakia and Poland, where the excise tax on these products is lower, the EU is considering a more unified approach to the taxation of classic cigarettes and their alternatives across all EU countries. On the one hand, there is an opinion that electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco should be taxed at a significantly lower rate due to their relatively lower harmfulness. But according to various non-profit organizations as well as the World Health Organization, these alternatives to traditional cigarettes should be taxed in the same way.

We asked our respondents what they thought about it. Whether smokers or non smokers, we wondered if they thought electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco should be taxed in the same way as traditional cigarettes.

The same application of consumption tax is definitely supported by more than 1/3 of respondents, across all ENP countries. Significantly more are men (CZ, SK, PL) and university educated people. In general (rather yes + definitely yes) more than half of all respondents are in favor of this solution, regardless of whether they are smokers or not. The most were in Poland (60%) and the Czech Republic (58%), on the contrary, the least were in Bulgaria (51%). On the contrary, Hungarians, people aged between 18-44 and also people with lower education (primary school and vocational training without a high school diploma) expressed a decisive NO.

On this occasion, we were also interested in how many of our respondents were smokers and how much they invest in this vice of theirs each month.

We have the highest amount of smokers in Bulgaria, where almost 2/3 of our respondents smoke, which is significantly different from the other ENP countries (SK, PL, HU), where the proportion of smokers is around 45% on average. On the other hand, there are significantly more non-smokers in the Czech Republic, up to 64%. In this country, this unhealthy habit is the least popular. The largest number of non-smokers can be found among people aged 60 and over (67%) and people with university education (65%).

It is probably no surprise that Bulgarians spend the most on smoking per month. Up to 16% of them spend around 1,500-2,000 CZK per month on cigarettes, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and heated tobacco. Especially people aged 30-44 and people without a high school diploma. It is interesting that young Bulgarians aged 18-29 spend the largest amounts on smoking (7% spend more than CZK 3,000 per month). The fact that, while the costs of smoking are the highest in the Czech Republic, the price of tobacco products in Bulgaria, on the other hand, is the most favorable compared to other ENP countries.

We are celebrating a 10-year anniversary!


ENP (formerly ČNP, SNaP) is celebrating a beautiful anniversary. Yes, some of you have already been our clients or respondents for 10 years, for  which we owe you a huge thank you.

In 2012, when ČNP was established in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, our respondents could buy a new iPhone 4S. In the same year, the Czech Republic and Slovakia also won medals at the World Hockey Championship, the Czechs finished third, the Slovaks second. In those 10 years, we managed to implement a total of 14,093 projects, 9 million questionnaires! ČNP gradually expanded beyond the borders of the former Czechoslovakia, so it was necessary to change its name, we founded European National Panels. Today we have national panels in Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria, by the end of this year we will also be in Romania.

We have great members, since the beginning you have donated CZK 3,651,040 from your rewards to charity in the Czech Republic alone. During those 10 years, thanks to you, we were able to support the training of 10 assistance dogs for disabled citizens who have been actively helping their owners for several years, we helped child patients in Prague’s Bulovka Hospital, we donated to Unicef ​​and many other charitable companies. Last but not least, our respondents showed great solidarity regarding the situation in Ukraine, together with the parent companies we contributed 41 thousand euros!


We regularly reward the most active members with a small treat as a thank you for their efforts. The year 2022 is crucial for us. We want to focus more on communication towards our panel members. Our goal is to recruit and activate new members in all countries where we operate, bring our members more interesting research from various fields and enrich the reward catalog with new interesting items. Many thanks also go to our clients who have shown us their trust for years and we will continue to do what we have been doing up until now, which is to collect quality data that brings important answers and solutions to our clients in their decision making. We thank all our members, clients and employees for their trust and support, and we wish you many interesting projects in the coming years.  Your ENP team

The Czech national panel as part of the FOR RESEARCH project.


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