Most Poles back restrictions on Sunday shopping: survey
PR dla Zagranicy
After Poland’s first two Sundays of restricted trading, 52 percent of respondents to a survey have said they support the new rules.
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Forty-one percent are dissatisfied with a law limiting Sunday shopping that came into force earlier this month, according to the survey by pollster IBRiS for the Rzeczpospolita daily.
Seven percent did not have an opinion, the poll found.
Of the respondents who said they had left-leaning views, 80 percent said they were unhappy with the trading restrictions. Among those with conservative views, 89 percent supported the new rules, Rzeczpospolita reported.
Trading in Poland will this year be banned on two Sundays each month. The ban will be stepped up to three Sundays a month in 2019, while in 2020 trading will be prohibited on all Sundays except seven, including those in the run-up to Christmas and Easter.
Retailers can do business on Sundays as long as they serve customers themselves.
The ban does not apply to outlets such as online stores, fuel stations, airports, bakeries, pharmacies and flower shops.