Budapest (MTI) – A majority of Hungarians support tightening security measures in Hungary, according to a survey conducted by the Századvég Foundation after the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels.
Fully 94 percent of respondents supported stricter police inspection of foreigners arriving in the country and 91 percent agreed that the powers of police should be broadened in case of a terrorist emergency, according to the survey released on Friday.
Seventy-five percent of people said authorities should have access to a larger stock of data in an effort to avert terrorist acts, 72 percent agreed on increasing the funding of counter-terrorism agencies and 61 percent supported deploying the army in case of a terrorist threat.
Fifty-nine percent supported a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the government to declare a 60-day state of terrorist threat.
In the survey conducted by asking 800 people by phone during the two days following the Brussels bombings, 99 percent said they heard about the event.
Fully 89 percent said that illegal migration has increased the threat of terrorism in Hungary, the survey said.