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NÉZŐPONT INSTITUTE PRESENTS THIS YEAR’S ECONOMIC WHITENING STUDY

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In its recent study "Towards a Snow White Economy", the Nézőpont Institute has aimed to examine the economic whitening performance of the Central European region, taking into account the regional differences and changes over time. The study conducts a second analysis of Eurobarometer’s and its own o
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NÉZŐPONT INSTITUTE EXPANDS WITH ECONOMIC RESEARCH

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Dr. Gabriella Vukovich, former President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH), will continue her professional work as Director of Economic Research at the Nézőpont Institute. At the same time, the Institute will expand its public opinion research and political analysis activities with e
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SLOVAKS AND ROMANIANS MOST DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR GOVERNMENTS IN THE REGION

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According to a recent poll conducted by the Nézőpont Institute in Hungary and its neighbouring countries, people in Slovakia (73 percent) and Romania (83 percent) are the most dissatisfied with the work of their own government, while in Serbia and Hungary, citizens rate the performance of the countr
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UP TO 4.5 MILLION HUNGARIANS MAY HAVE SEEN THE FIREWORKS IN BUDAPEST ON 20 AUGUST

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According to a recent poll conducted by the Nézőpont Institute, up to 4.5 million Hungarians may have seen the fireworks in Budapest on 20 August. More than 3.5 million adult Hungarians (45 percent) saw it in some form, and at least 1 million children may have enjoyed the show. Several oppositio
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77 PERCENT OF HUNGARIANS OPPOSE FINANCING UKRAINE THROUGH EU FUNDS

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Eight out of ten Hungarians (77 percent) are against the idea of supporting Ukraine with an additional EUR 50 billion from EU Member States' extra contributions. 64 percent of Hungarians oppose the European Commission's plan even if it is not financed from EU funds entitled to Hungary. The Europea
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THREE QUARTERS OF HUNGARIANS ARE IN FAVOUR OF AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE

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Three quarters of Hungarians (75 percent) are in favour of an immediate ceasefire in the Russian-Ukrainian war. While left-wing parties are against it, even 58 percent of left-wing voters think it is right to call for an immediate ceasefire. Nearly 500 days after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrain
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POPE FRANCIS AND VICTOR ORBAN ARE IN FAVOUR OF PEACE, JOE BIDEN AND VLADIMIR PUTYIN ARE IN FAVOUR OF WAR

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According to a recent poll conducted by the Nézőpont Institute, among the world’s best-known leaders, Hungarians consider Pope Francis (92 percent) and Viktor Orbán (72 percent) to be the most peace-oriented. The majority of Hungarians think that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (53 percent),
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CONDITIONAL YES – Surprising thoughts on Ukraine’s EU membership

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Some people were surprised when the Hungarian government made a quick decision to support Ukraine's candidate status for EU membership. They felt that Ukraine did not deserve to join because of the series of atrocities committed against Hungarians in Transcarpathia or because of President Zelensky's
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Peace after War – 5 peace plans to end the Russo-Ukrainian War

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On 24 February, not only a local armed conflict broke out between Russia and Ukraine, but also a new era began in the European history. The birth of the European Union and – its history so far – was closely related to the values of peace and stability, since the establishment of the economic coopera
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ACTIVE, SOCIABLE AND AUTONOMOUS – The first six months of the new President of Hungary

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On 10 November, Katalin Novák, President of Hungary, completed her first six months in office. The Nézőpont Institute has reviewed the evolution of the President's conception of her role as president and the impact this has had on her popularity. The proportion of those satisfied with the perform
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SANCTIONS ARE HARMING EUROPE ACCORDING TO HALF OF THE HUNGARIANS

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Every second Hungarian (50 percent) believes that European sanctions are "more harmful to Europe" - this is revealed by the current research of the Nézőpont Institute. Only a quarter of that, one in eight respondents (12 percent) think that the victim of the Brussels sanctions is "rather Russia".
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TOWARDS A SNOW-WHITE ECONOMY: The perception of grey economy and the fight against corruption in Central Europe

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In early autumn 2022, the Nézőpont Institute, in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, once again carried out its now-traditional survey on economic whitening, the figures of which are furthermore validated by opinion polls. The added value of this year's survey is that the Central European
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AN INNOVATIVE AND TRADITIONALIST PRESIDENT – Katalin Novák’s first 100 days in office

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Katalin Novák was elected by the Parliament as the President of Hungary on 14 March 2022, and took office on 10 May. The Nézőpont Institute has overviewed the first 100 days of her presidency, examined the support behind her and attempted to provide an explanation for her popularity. At the first
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IN CENTRAL EUROPE, HUNGARIANS ARE THE MOST SATISFIED WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT

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In 12 countries studied in Central Europe, Hungary (61%) and Serbia (60%) had the highest proportion of people satisfied with their governments’ performance, Nézőpont Institute’s research conducted in May and June in Central Europe shows. The survey reveals that in the rest of the countries of the r
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ONLY POPE FRANCIS IS MORE IN FAVOUR OF PEACE THAN VIKTOR ORBÁN

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According to the latest survey of the Nézőpont Institute, four-fifths of Hungarians (78 percent) believe that Viktor Orbán is in favour of peace. Only Pope Francis (83 percent) is thought to be more in favour of a ceasefire, while less than half of Hungarians think the same about Western leaders. Jo
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LEFT-WING VOTERS DO NOT BELIEVE IN A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT EITHER

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According to a recent survey of the Nézőpont Institute, seven out of ten (70 percent) active voters believe that Fidesz-KDNP will win again in the April elections. It is remarkable that just over a third of opposition voters (37 percent) are confident of a change of government, and the same number o
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WHO BLOWS THE HEADWIND? – HUNGARY IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS IN 2021

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The Nézőpont Institute has once again carried out an analysis of Hungary's international media presence. The media survey looked at some 10,955 news items about Hungary from 103 politically relevant media products (57 print and 46 online media outlets) in 18 countries, published in 15 different lang
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FAKE OBJECTIVITY AND MATERIAL ERRORS – THE IMAGE OF HUNGARY IN GERMAN PUBLIC MEDIA IN 2021

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The practice of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the German public media, which considers itself the paragon of objective reporting, is apparently far from its supposedly "independent objective" standards. The true measure of pseudo-objectivity is the double standard that has become obvious
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MÁRKI-ZAY’S VIEWS ARE UNPOPULAR ON THE RIGHT AND ON THE LEFT AS WELL

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A recent survey by the Nézőpont Institute reveals that according to the vast majority of Hungarian voters, healthcare is not a business, statistics on Roma people should not be kept, and the current measures of overhead reduction are appropriate. The details of the survey also reveal that even the a
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THE MAJORITY OF BUDAPEST RESIDENTS CONSIDER GERGELY KARÁCSONY TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CITY HALL AFFAIR

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According to a survey by the Nézőpont Institute, an absolute majority (51 percent) of the politically active Budapest residents who are committed to vote in the elections believe that Gergely Karácsony holds political responsibility for the City Hall scandal. The case has been dominating public talk
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PUBLIC OPINION IS ON THE GOVERNMENT’S SIDE REGARDING THE REFERENDUM

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According to a nationally representative poll conducted by Nézőpont Institute for Magyar Nemzet, Three-quarters of Hungarians (74 percent) believe that education about homosexuality in schools and kindergartens should be made dependent on parental permission. It has received significant media reso
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