Fully 79 percent of respondents in a recent Századvég survey expressed support for the government’s decision to levy a supertax on companies making extra profits to finance the government’s public utility cuts programme, the pollster said in Thursday.
According to the Századvég report,
89 per cent of respondents blame the war in Ukraine, 90 per cent the energy crisis, 79 per cent European sanctions, and 77 per cent for large companies raising their prices in anticipation of steeper inflation.
Fully 71 per cent said the EU’s energy and tax policy contributed to increasing inflation pressure, while 67 per cent also blamed the US government’s policies.
The majority of respondents, 84 per cent, “expect companies making extra profits in a war situation to help the Hungarian people and contribute to Hungary’s defence spending”, the pollster said.
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