Fully 80 percent of Hungarians asked said that hosting the recent world aquatics championships was a good idea, while merely 11 percent said the opposite, a representative survey by Nézőpont shows.
The pollster asked a sample of 1,000 just before the competitions that took place from July 14 to 30, and another 500 ones after them.
In July the ratio of Hungarians disapproving of the country hosting the championships was 21 percent. The shift in approval reflects the success of the event, Nézőpont said.
The rate of those satisfied with the way the championships were organised rose from 58 percent to 72 percent, the survey said.
Over two thirds, 68 percent of Hungarians agreed that Hungary should apply to host other sports events of the same scale, Nézőpont said.
As we wrote before, almost half a million, 485 thousand spectators viewed the events of the World Aquatic Championships at five venues in Budapest and Balatonfüred