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Jan 17, 2019

Survey reveals most Hungarians are against uncontrolled migration

According to a survey conducted by Századvég, two-thirds of respondents in a recent poll see illegal migration to Hungary as a worrying issue, while 40 percent say the problem was serious

A majority of Hungarians are against uncontrolled migration, it has been revealed.

According to a survey conducted by Századvég, two-thirds of respondents in a recent poll see illegal migration to Hungary as a worrying issue, while 40 percent say the problem was serious.

Citing a survey of 1,000 adults conducted in December, MTI states that 76 percent of all respondents thought that masses of African migrants would come to Europe in the next decade, mostly “for clearly economic reasons”.

Eighty-seven percent said that migrants were an increasing burden on the European economy, while only 8 percent saw them as an economic asset, the report said.

Furthermore, eighty-six percent also said that immigration from other cultures was likely to increase the chances for conflicts rather than enrich European culture, the report said.

Századvég said that when asked about the Hungarian government’s measures concerning illegal migration, 72 percent said they were satisfied in general, while 46 percent voiced full support, and 30 percent expressed some kind of disagreement.

The report stated that seventy-eight percent of respondents voiced dissatisfaction with the European Union’s handling of illegal migration, and 18 percent said that they were “to some extent” satisfied with the same measures.

Finally, ninety three percent said that the EU should take more effective measures to protect its borders, adding that 81 percent said they rejected a planned mechanism of distributing migrants on a quota basis.