A new survey by the Századvég Foundation shows that almost two-thirds of Hungarians believe their families’ finances have improved since Viktor Orbán became Hungary’s prime minister twelve years ago.
Századvég said the civic government in power since 2010 has placed great emphasis on supporting families, improving their circumstances and encouraging them to have children. The measures introduced have included the introduction of a childbirth incentive baby bond, support for home renovations, and a subsidy for car purchases by large families, it added. Some 64 percent said they believed their families’ finances improved since PM Orbán was prime minister, while 26 percent said their finances had worsened, Századvég said. Only 17 percent of respondents said that their families’ finances would improve if the united opposition led by Péter Márki-Zay and Ferenc Gyurcsány were to form government after the elections this spring. At the same time, 76 percent of Hungarians said they expected a deterioration or no change in their families’ financial circumstances if the opposition won the elections.
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