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Aug 06, 2019

Majority of Hungarians have a positive view of EU

According to a fresh Eurobarometer survey, just over 55 percent of Hungarians tend to trust the bloc opposed to slightly more than 44 percent who lean in the opposite direction.

A survey has found that the majority of Hungarians tend to have an overall positive view of the European Union.

According to a fresh Eurobarometer survey, just over 55 percent of Hungarians tend to trust the bloc opposed to slightly more than 44 percent who lean in the opposite direction.

In the report – titled the Standard Eurobarometer 91 report - Hungary ranks 9th out of 28 member states in the respect of trust in the union.

Since the last Eurobarometer survey, the share of Hungarians who trust the EU has risen by seven percentage points.

On average in the bloc, 44 percent said they trusted the EU, up two percentage points since the last survey. Altogether 52 percent of Hungarians said they had a positive view of the EU, 9 percentage points more than in the previous survey. Fully 68 percent of Hungarians expressed optimism and 28 percent pessimism concerning the future of the bloc.

Asked what they saw as the most important challenges facing the bloc, 49 percent of Hungarians claimed immigration as the top issue, followed by 23 percent who identified terrorism, while 22 percent insisted it was climate change.

The interviews of over 27,000 people from the 28 EU member states were conducted in June.