CZECHS IN AMERICA - THE MAINTENANCE OF CZECH IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA

Questionnaire


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Sex: Male Female

Age: 16 - 30 31 - 45 46 - 60 61 -

Education: Elementary Secondary University

Profession/Job:

City, State:


1. Do you know where and when your ancestors came from?

YES NO

If so, where from?
When (approximately)?

2. What is your knowledge of Czech?

none
only some words
can express myself in basic situations
can express myself in most of situations
fluent

3. What do you consider your mother tongue?

Czech English Other

4. Do you read any newspaper or magazines in Czech language or in English for Czech Americans?

YES NO

If so, which?

5. Do you visit any websites on the Internet in Czech language or in English for Czech Americans?

YES NO

If so, which?

6. Do you think it is important for Czech Americans to preserve the Czech language?

YES NO

Why?

7. Are you member of any organization or club in your community which was established by and for Czech Americans?

YES NO

If so, which?

8. Do you know any state or national organizations which were established by and for Czech Americans?

YES NO

If so, which?

9. Do you think people of Czech origin in the USA share any common characteristics?

YES NO

If so, which?

10. Do you keep Czech traditions in your community?

YES NO

If so, which?

11. Do you think it is important for Czech Americans to keep Czech traditions?

YES NO

Why?

12. Have you ever attended any Czech school?

YES NO

If so, in what years?

13. Does your community organize Czech festivals or other cultural events?

YES NO

If so, which?

14. How in your opinion Czechs contributed to the American society?

15. Have you ever been to the Czech Republic?

YES NO

If yes, how did you like it? What surprised you?
If not, do you plan to go there? Why or why not?

16. Would you like to live in the Czech Republic sometime?

YES NO

If so, permanently or temporarily and why?
If not, why?

17. Who do you think you are?

Czech
American
Czech American
American Czech

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