Eurobarometer surveyed in the 27 member states of the European Union. They asked the residents which issues they regard as their country’s two most important problems. Interestingly, 59% of the Hungarians chose inflation in the first place. That is probably why the rate of Hungarians preferring to use forint instead of euro increased considerably.
According to 24.hu, the second most strong concern of the Hungarians was the rising energy prices and the economic crisis. The Eurobarometer did a similar survey in February when the two most important problems of the Hungarians were inflation and healthcare. By July, the emerging economic crisis preceded healthcare. Interestingly, in the EU27, the energy supply was the second most important problem, which is only fourth place in Hungary.
The popularity of the euro changed significantly in Hungary. In February, 61% of the Hungarians would support replacing the forint with the euro. That rate rose to 67% by July, probably because of the soaring prices and inflation. That rate increased in other EU member states alike but only by an average of 3%. Thus, the Hungarian data is outstandingly high.
In Hungary, Eurobarometer asked more than 1,000 people. 57% of the EU residents were satisfied with the EU’s response to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Regarding their home country, the satisfaction rate was 55%. In Hungary, these numbers were 61% and 69%.
Based on the survey results, Hungarians are still afraid of the war and that it might spread to Hungary. Meanwhile, Europeans are concerned about a possible nuclear war, an option Hungarians are not so worried from.