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Dec 13, 2018

Poll finds a majority of people across Central and Eastern Europe reject migration

According to a poll conducted by the Hungarian Nézőpont Institute, some 35 million of the 53 million citizens in the Visegrad Group reject the EU’s quota system to resettle migrants in member states, and 41 million are dissatisfied with EU migration policy

A leading poll has found that a majority of people across Central and Eastern Europe reject migration.

According to a poll conducted by the Hungarian Nézőpont Institute, some 35 million of the 53 million citizens in the Visegrad Group reject the EU’s quota system to resettle migrants in member states, and 41 million are dissatisfied with EU migration policy.

Conducted between October 16th and 30th by phone, contacting 1,000 people in each country - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - reflected support for the V4’s migration policy, and confidence in the group during negotiations on the humanitarian visa in the EP and the Global Migration Compact in the UN.

The survey found that resettlement quotas for asylum seekers within the EU was rejected by, 78 percent of Hungarians, 68 percent of Poles, 80 percent of Slovaks and 83 percent of Czechs.

The EU’s migration policy was rejected by 75 percent of Poles, 76 percent of Hungarians, 77 percent of Czechs and 79 percent of Slovaks.

What’s more, a record 85 percent of Hungarians approve of the border fence erected on the country’s southern border in answer to the 2015 migration crisis. While 52 percent of Polish respondents, 71 percent of Czechs and 72 percent of Slovaks agree with Hungary’s way of handling the migration crisis