Citing answers to one of ten questions President Katalin Novák posted on social media platform X on Thursday, the president said people "support the family and raising children".
Following a meeting with X owner Elon Musk last September, with demographic problems high on its agenda, President Novák launched her Humanity Tuesdays survey, posing a question each week to focus attention on those problems. According to the presidential office’s statement, the most popular question in the survey was read by 42 million people, while 62% of those who answered thought that people raising children “cannot suffer an economic disadvantage”. Fully 70.7% of respondents said they had plans to start a family, while 87% urged making jobs family-friendly. Eighty-six percent also supported Novák’s position that women should be helped to have a family and a career at the same time. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they would like to have three or more children, “which means that more children are desired than are born,” the statement said. Over 86% of the respondents said they agreed with a remark by Novák, who said “overpopulation is not the problem … the family does not cause but will resolve climate change.”