Survey Finds 87% in Favour of Ban on Sunday Shopping

By , 16 Jun 2020, 16:33 PM Lifestyle
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STA, 15 June 2020 - A Vox Populi poll commissioned by newspapers Dnevnik and Večer shows that as many as 87% respondents support a ban on Sunday shopping, including those who frequent shops at the end of the week. The main reason for their support is that they believe other days in the week provide enough opportunities for shopping.

Some 8% are not in favour of closure of stores on Sundays, whereas almost 5% did not weigh in on the issue. Almost 20% shop on Sundays.

Asked why they support the ban, the most common response was that there was enough opportunities for shopping on other days (nearly 38%).

The respondents also said that those working in stores would thus have more free time (some 35%), that the Sunday ban would have a positive impact on family life (23%) and that the closure would boost socialising outside shopping centres (4%).

On the other hand, those not in favour of the ban said that the Sunday closure would jeopardise people's social security (35%), highlighted the importance of being able to chose when to shop (21%), said that the ban would restrict the freedom of enterprise (18%) or that they did not have time for shopping during the rest of the week (18%).

The survey was conducted by pollster Ninamedia between 9 and 11 June among 700 respondents.

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