Vast majority of Hungarians support border fence – Survey
Altogether 82 percent of Hungarians support Hungary’s border fence and just under 80 percent oppose the European Union’s migrant quota scheme, according to a fresh survey by the Nézőpont Institute.
The survey found that the border fence also has strong support among the voters of the opposition parties.
Fully 85 percent of the supporters of Jobbik approved of the fence, as did 74 percent of LMP’s, 65 percent of the Democratic Coalition’s and 49 percent of the Socialist Party’s voters.
On average, 63 percent of opposition voters agree with the government on the EU’s migrant quota scheme. Among Jobbik supporters, 76 percent reject it, compared with 65 percent of LMP’s, 50 percent of DK’s and 46 percent of the Socialists’ supporters.
Nézőpont also found that 68 percent of Hungarians believe that of Hungary’s political parties, ruling Fidesz is the most strongly opposed to immigration. Fully 53 percent of the survey’s respondents said that there were opposition parties that are pro-migration.
Nézőpont also surveyed the other three Visegrad Group countries — the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia — for their support for Hungary’s border fence.
It found that 60 percent of Poles and Slovaks and 55 percent of Czechs had friends and acquaintances who support the fence.
Nézőpont conducted the phone poll of 1,000 people in Hungary between March 9 and 14. It surveyed 1,000 people in each of the V4 countries between Jan. 18 and Feb. 13.