The goal of the joint research by Policy Solutions and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was to examine what types of anxieties and fears characterise Hungarian society in 2021. Our research provides us with an overview of the issues that Hungarians tend to worry about in their personal lives; the national problems that concern them the most; as well as the global risks that they think are paramount today. In compiling this analysis of the problems that weigh heavily on the minds of Hungarians today, we also sought to get a better understanding of how they envision the future of their country, society and immediate environment 10 years hence.
We used a survey conducted with the help of our partner, Závecz Research, between 2-11 March 2021 as the basis for our analysis. The survey was based on personal interviews with 1,000 Hungarians who made up a representative sample of Hungarian society based on age, gender, educational attainment and the type of municipality they live in.
Authors: András Bíró-Nagy - Gergely Laki - Áron Szászi
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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