The Nézőpont Institute has found that 77% of Hungarians reject the European Union’s scheme to send immigrants to Hungary, including 58% of leftist respondents.
The findings were from a June 12-14 survey of 1,000 people by phone on the negotiating position the European Council adopted on June 8, which will form the basis of negotiations with the European Parliament on regulating immigration and asylum procedures in the bloc. Hungary voted against the position. Nézőpont said that under the proposed regulation, Hungary would have to accept “8,500 illegal immigrants every year, equivalent to about 30% of all resettled immigrants”. In the poll, 77% of respondents said the EU should not send asylum seekers to Hungary without the country’s approval. Almost all, 93% of pro-government voters and 58% of leftist voters rejected the mandatory resettlement quota scheme, while 32% said they were acceptable, Nézőpont said.