European public opinion is strongly divided by the arming of Ukraine
In only 9 of the 27 Member States of the European Union more than half of the respondents agreed with the statement that the European Union and its members should buy arms for Ukraine, and several Member States support Ukraine with arms despite the negative opinion of their own population, according to the Project Europe Research of Századvég. The analysis based on the survey looked at how EU citizens relate to the issue of arming Ukraine by the European community and its members.
Public opinion was shaken by the police killing – Hungarians expect strict action
In recent days, the killing of a young police officer in Budapest while on duty has caused a considerable stir in the Hungarian public discourse. His assailant, who had previously been convicted of violent crimes, stabbed him to death. The drug test showed the presence of drugs in the body of the suspect of the police killing. In connection with the tragic case, Századvég examined the Hungarian adult population's view of the prosecution of the perpetrators of violent crimes.
European citizens remain concerned about illegal migration
Migration remained one of the most important and divisive public and political issues in 2022, both at EU level and in the Member States. In 2022, the crisis worsened, as 2022 had the highest number of illegal border crossings since 2016...
Instead of new obstacles, public opinion expects full disbursement of EU funds from Brussels
According to 6 out of 10 Hungarians, Brussels should strive for cooperation and compromise, and it has no right to withhold – not even partially – the payment of EU funds due to individual Member States, including Hungary – this has been revealed by the latest research conducted by Századvég. The survey mapped public perceptions on the disbursement of cohesion and recovery funds that Hungary is rightly entitled to.
Hungarians are the least afraid of blackouts in Europe
Europeans' confidence in energy supplies has been declining for years and this trend has accelerated significantly as a result of the energy crisis. While in 2016 two out of three EU citizens were not afraid of power outages, by 2021 half of the population and by 2022 only a quarter of the population said they were confident of uninterrupted supply. The fear of power outages is least characteristic of our country: in the EU, only Hungary has a majority of those who trust the electricity supply.