Based on Publicus’s results, if we do not count those who would not take part in a referendum regarding the issue, 3/4th of Hungarians would support the country’s EU membership today. András Pulai, the strategic director of Publicus, talked about the details of the survey’s results on ATV.
He highlighted that there is a trend among Fidesz voters showing that they have become anti-EU in the last few years. This means that the supporters of Hungary’s EU membership among them decreased by 20 pc. Meanwhile, voters of Jobbik became more EU-friendly since the supporters of the European community increased by 40 pc among them. Interestingly, the overall results in Hungarian society did not change.
Even 40 pc of Fidesz voters think that only those countries should get EU-funds which respect the rule of law. Meanwhile, 80 pc of the opposition supporters agree with this statement. 50 pc of citizens would agree completely while an additional 7 pc would agree with such a regulation. A further 70 + 5 pc say that
the EU should act more explicitly to make its member states respect the rule of law.
90 pc of the opposition voters support this idea, and even 50 pc of the government supporters agree with it.
3/4th of Hungarians would support Hungary’s accession to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, and even the majority of Fidesz voters are for it. The majority of citizens think that the European Union should force the Hungarian government to respect the rule of law even by taking away development funds. Furthermore, Publicus’s results show that the independence of Hungarian democratic institutions has been damaged in the last few years.