An overwhelming majority is in favour of an immediate, compromise end to the war

The survey highlights that there is a social consensus in Hungary to end the armed conflict as soon as possible and to cease combat operations immediately. It can be concluded that

91 percent of Hungarians believe that the Russo-Ukrainian War must end immediately, and the parties must be brought to the negotiating table.

The proportion of those who believe that the armed conflict must continue until Vladimir Putin is defeated is only 7 percent. The considerable public support for ending the war as soon as possible can be traced back, among other things, to the fact that

62 percent of those surveyed believe that in the end neither side can emerge victorious from the war conflict.

Seven out of ten Hungarians say sanctions have harmed Europe

Brussels and the Biden administration have taken a pro-sanctions stance since the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian armed conflict in an attempt to curb Russia’s military ambitions. Based on the research, it can be clearly stated that the public considers the punitive measures introduced so far to be harmful to Europe, contrary to their original purpose.

Seventy percent of respondents stated that, overall, the sanctions caused damage to Europe, including Hungary.

Thus, despite

the pro-war and pro-sanctions international criticisms, the Hungarian government’s policy on the Russo-Ukrainian crisis is not only in line with the expectations of the majority but can also be considered a fairly unified national position.
• Methodology

CATI-method, n=1000, among the Hungarian adult population, data collection: February 2023.