Solidarity in Poland, “Solidarność”, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The Public Opinion Research Centre has just published a report in which they present public views on the establishment of the Solidarity trade unions in the early 80s.
Nine in ten Poles (90%) think that the creation and activity of Solidarity in the period 1980-81 was an important event in Polish history and two thirds describe it as groundbreaking.
Three quarters of interviewees (76%) say that this event was important for an average Polish citizen (almost a half – 46% – describe it as groundbreaking). Similar proportion of Poles (75%) think that it was a significant event in the history of Eastern European countries. Two thirds of respondents (66%) are convinced of the significance of this event for the world.
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