Two-thirds of survey respondents interviewed after Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced new family assistance measures approved of them, according to the Nézőpont Institute.
Fully 63 percent of 541 people surveyed expressed satisfaction with the planned measures, Nézőpont said in a statement on Monday. Also 40 percent of people identifying with the opposition backed them.
Nézőpont also said that the government’s anti-migration stance was met with “a consensus at least as broad”, with 64 percent of the respondents against the European Union “revisiting mandatory migrant quotas” after the upcoming European parliamentary elections.
In a survey of 500 people conducted by the Századvég Foundation, 73 percent of respondents expressed a favourable opinion of the prime minister’s state-of-the-nation address, as well as the family assistance measures he outlined in the speech.
Fully 57 percent expressed a favourable view of the speech and 16 percent were somewhat positive, whereas only 19 percent were negative, according to the survey.
Among the seven new family benefits, a three-year programme to expand creche places drew the largest support, with 94 percent of respondents approving of the measure.
Fully 92 percent welcomed the expansion of the preferential loan for family home purchases (csok), while 88 percent supported payments to grandparents who help with child care. Eighty-seven percent welcomed support for large families making mortgage repayments.
Altogether 84 percent of respondents approved of the planned preferential loan of 10 million forints (EUR 31,500) for newly-weds. Fully 78 percent approved of personal income tax exemptions for women who raise at least four children and 77 percent backed a subsidy for large families purchasing a bigger vehicle.
Fully 93 percent approved of the prime minister’s message that support for Hungarian families raising children was the best response to population decline as opposed to migration. Also,
60 percent agreed with the proposition that the upcoming European parliamentary elections would decide whether or not the pro-immigration policies of Brussels could be stopped.