Budapest (MTI) – The majority of Hungarians view the operation in Hungary of organisations linked to George Soros as “harmful” for the country and have an unfavourable opinion about the US financier himself, a survey released by the Századvég Foundation on Tuesday shows.

According to the survey, 53 percent of respondents expressed criticism over the activities of Soros-backed organisations in Hungary, whereas 29 percent said the opposite. Eighteen percent was unable or unwilling to state an opinion, the survey said.

Fully 58 percent of respondents expressed an unfavourable opinion about Soros, it said.

Asked about the recently amended higher education law, 61 percent of respondents said the legislation aimed to clear up the operation of foreign universities in Hungary, whereas 30 percent said it aimed at closing the Central European University.

The pollsters asked 1,000 people by phone from April 20 to 23.

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Source: MTI/Századvég

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