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Nov 30, 2017

Survey finds that a majority of central Europeans oppose the EU’s migration policy

The survey was conducted by the Nézőpont Institute in eleven countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, and showed that 74 percent of respondents consider European migration policies bad for Europe

A recent survey conducted by the Nézőpont Institute has found that a majority of central Europeans oppose the EU’s migration policy and more people in the region support Hungary’s policy than oppose it.

According to MTI, the survey was conducted in eleven countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, and showed that 74 percent of respondents consider European policies bad for Europe.

Hungarians and Slovaks are especially opposed to migration from beyond the continent, with 89 percent holding a negative view. Czechs and Bulgarians are close behind, with 88 percent and 80 percent opposed respectively. Even 63 percent of Austrians and 58 percent of Germans said migration is bad for Europe.

The survey found that 44 percent supported the Hungarian government’s migration policies and 40 percent said they opposed them.

A total of 78 percent of people in the Visegrád Group countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said they were against the mandatory migration quota. While 56 percent of Visegrád Group respondents said they supported the Hungarian government’s policies and only 32 percent said they opposed them.

The survey reached out to 1,000 people per country via telephone between September 26th and October 27th, 2017.