A survey conducted by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) has found that family and children are valued above all else by Hungarians, the French, Germans, Italians and the British, and children are seen as the key to solving demographic problems.
According to MTI, the survey conducted by phone among a thousand people from each country showed that family is what is valued the most. In the western European countries surveyed friends, free time, work, the nation, religion and politics were considered important, whereas Hungarians valued work, religion and nation above all else, the survey found. Hungarians also wanted churches to play a greater role in society, according to the survey. Hungarians regard their own situation in relation to the previous generation as being easier compared with other nationalities, while the French were at the other end of the spectrum on this score. As for future prospects, Italians and French were the gloomiest, while Hungarians had the sunniest outlook. Meanwhile, Hungarians of different political views, religions and financial statuses enjoyed the easiest dialogue between them compared with the other nationalities surveyed. The solution to poverty in all countries was seen as job creation rather than benefits, and having children was seen as the solution to demographic problems rather than immigration.
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