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Sep 27, 2018

A majority of Hungarians disagree with the EP’s approval of the Sargentini Report

According to a survey by the Századvég Foundation, 57 percent said they were against the report’s approval

A survey has found that a majority of Hungarians disagree with the European Parliament’s approval of the Sargentini Report.

According to a survey by the Századvég Foundation, a total of 82 percent of the respondents have heard of the report, 57 percent said they were against the report’s approval, and 32 percent said they agreed with it. The study found that 11 percent were either undecided or did not answer.

The report only had majority support among left-wing voters, with 61 percent of them being in favor of it compared with the 30 percent who are against it.

Altogether 40 percent of self-declared centrists and 10 percent of right-wing voters supported the EP’s approval of the report, while 50 percent of the former and 84 percent of the latter block were against it.

The figures show that 55 percent of respondents said the Sargentini report criticized Hungary mainly for its migration policy, while 39 percent believed it was because there was “a problem with democracy and human rights” in the country.

The survey was carried out by phone between September 15th and 22nd with a sample of 1,000 adults.