The majority of the Hungarian population supports the country’s membership in the EU. This fact is almost completely independent of party affiliation. The only party whose voters are not so keen on the country’s membership is Mi Hazánk. The research company Medián has conducted a survey on Hungary’s EU membership.
Hungarians are in favour of the EU
In its May survey, Medián wanted to find out whether Hungarians are pro-EU or not. In the national representative survey, 1,000 people were polled.
The results showed that a large majority of Hungarians want the country to keep its EU membership.
This statement is largely true regardless of party sympathies. Among Fidesz voters, there is a slightly different ratio, portfolio.hu reports. Fifty percent of the total respondents fully support the country’s EU membership, while 38 percent would rather stay in the EU than opt for Huxit. This changes to 28 and 55 percent respectively among Fidesz voters.
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No Huxit after Brexit
“In spite of the almost unanimous public support, there is a growing concern that the widening conflicts may lead to a situation where our exit could be on the agenda,” Medián writes.
The majority of Hungarian society would opt to remain in the European Union in a hypothetical referendum. Almost two-thirds would do so even if Viktor Orbán were campaigning for withdrawal.
Exactly two-thirds of government voters would vote to remain in the EU. 55 percent would vote to stay even if Orbán was campaigning to leave.
Europeanism is mostly linked to education, 168 Hour reports. 82 percent of graduates would vote to stay in any case. 64 percent of the respondents who own high school diplomas and 57 percent of those who have vocational qualifications are pro-EU. While only 43 percent of those who have completed eight years of general secondary education would vote to stay in the EU.
In conclusion, the survey shows that Hungary is unlikely to leave the European Union in the near future.
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Source: portfolio.hu, 168ora.hu
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