Budapest, January 28 (MTI) – More Hungarians believe the country’s economy has improved, but their number is still under the average in international comparison, a survey by Ipsos shows.
The percentage of Hungarians who believe the economy is on the right track rose to 18 percent last year from 11 percent in 2013 and just 5 percent in 2012.
The percentage was still the fifth-lowest among the 25 countries surveyed. Only South Koreans, the French, the Spanish and the Italians were more pessimistic.
The percentage varied from month to month — the frequency with which Ipsos conducted the survey — peaking at 24 percent around the time of the national election and bottoming out at 13 percent in November. Ipsos noted that such ebb and flow is evident in other countries as well.