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Feb 19, 2018

Survey finds that over two thirds of Hungarians reject UN proposal for a compact on refugees and migrants

The Századvég Foundation found that 80 percent of respondents disagreed with the “UN view” that migration and its promotion are beneficial to economic growth and welfare

A survey has found that over two thirds of Hungarians reject the main points of the United Nations proposal for a compact on refugees and migrants.

The Századvég Foundation conducted a telephone survey of 1,000 randomly chosen adults between February 6th and 8th, and 80 percent of respondents disagreed with the “UN view” that migration and its promotion are beneficial to economic growth and welfare.

According to MTI, the proposal that safe and regulated immigration routes should be established and maintained towards Europe was rejected by 68 percent and favored by 29 percent of the recipients.

Századvég said that programs helping migrants to relocate and find work were rejected by 76 percent and supported by 19 percent.

What’s more, 87 percent of respondents did not support a proposal to abolish the legal and physical obstacles in the way of migration and 86 percent did not want economic migration to be legalized.