Fully 61 percent of Hungarians want pro-migration NGOs to be banned, according to a survey by the Századvég Foundation released on Friday.
Fully 59 percent of respondents said the activities of NGOs that help migrants were harmful, while 30 percent considered them useful.
Altogether 70 percent of Századvég’s sample said the government should take tougher action against people smugglers.
The survey also indicated general support for transit zones, with 86 percent of respondents regarding them as vital to the country’s security, while 10 percent wanted them abolished.
“Hungarian voters do not sympathise with the activities of NGOs tied to [US financier] George Soros,” Századveg said, adding that such activities could lead to a weakening of Hungarian border protection and the encouragement of illegal migration.