As a think-tank committed to Hungary's European integration, Policy Solutions has always considered research on the relationship between Hungary and the European Union a priority. The steadily high support for EU membership in Hungary is well known, but we aim to go beyond the question of "remain or leave" and provide a more nuanced picture of how Hungarians see the country's place and future in the European Union. Compared to previous Hungarian studies, this publication explores Hungarian attitudes toward the EU in more depth and incorporates more aspects.
We used a survey conducted with the help of our partner, Závecz Research, between 8-19 August 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. This study was produced with the generous support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest.
Authors: András Bíró-Nagy - Áron Szászi - Attila Varga
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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