Results of a representative survey show how Hungarians feel about the possible introduction of the official currency of the majority of the EU: the Euro. As it turns out, half of the respondents found it unnecessary.
Results of a representative survey conducted by Závech Research show that only 38% of Hungarians support the introduction of Euro, 24.hu reports.
Almost half of the respondents (49%) think that Hungary does not need to adopt the official currency of the European Union,
while 13% of respondents could not or did not want to answer the question.
Currently, 19 of the 28 member states use the Euro.
Ten countries joined the European Union in 2004, including Hungary. Seven out of these countries (Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Cyprus, and Malta) already adopted the Euro currency. Slovenia was the fastest, which introduced the Euro in 2007. Thus, the remaining states who joined the union in 2004 (Hungary, Poland, the Check Republic) have not adopted the currency yet, together with countries who joined the EU later (like Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia).
The Hungarian government is not very keen on adopting the Euro.
The government’s standpoint is that it is impossible to see the Euro’s future because the Euro-zone is constantly altered, and its rules are always changing.
Every state which joins the European Union is required to adopt the Euro. However, the period in which this adoption has to happen is not specified. Thus, it depends on the countries when they decide to introduce the common currency.
The tendency in Hungary is that the government is against the use of the Euro while the opposition supports it. Thus, the majority of Fidesz supporters (57%) is against the adoption of the Euro, and only one-third of them (31%) supports it. As opposed to the opposition, where every second respondent support the idea, and only 33% are against it.
More people support the use of Euro among people who attended higher education (48% for and 42% against) and who live in the capital (46% for, 39% against).
Regarding the different age groups, those against the Euro are in the majority, except for the younger sample (age 18-29) where the results show a draw.