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Feb 01, 2017

Half of Hungarians oppose EU sanctions against Russia

Results showed that 47 percent of Hungarians are against the Russia sanctions, and 63 percent viewed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest tomorrow as a positive

A study has found that almost half of Hungarians oppose the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, according to a survey conducted by the Nézőpont Institute commissioned by Magyar Idők.

Results showed that although 47 percent of Hungarians are against the Russia sanctions, 33 percent are still in favor of them.

According to MTI, the sanctions are mostly opposed by government sympathizers, with 58 percent of them expressing a negative opinion about the measure. As many as 51 percent of self-declared left-wing voters are also against the sanctions, the survey revealed. Supporters of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, however, were divided with 47 percent in favor of and 47 percent against the sanctions.

Nézőpont also found that 63 percent of respondents viewed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest tomorrow as a positive, while 20 percent saw it as a negative.

The survey was carried out by phone January 20-23 with a sample of 1,000 adults.