Hungary: ‘Today’s youth does not do revolution’

20 September 2013 – Presseurop Népszava

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"Absolutely apolitical, with very little confidence in democratic institutions but receptive to the mores of their parents who do not want to change the social system, and above all pessimistic:" these are the main features of the portrait of Hungary’s young people, which emerges from a 2012 Kutatópont survey of 8,000 respondents, aged between 15 and 29.

Hungary’s young generation does not have a very positive opinion of the European Union, notes Népszava: 20 per cent of those questioned believe that accession to the EU (in 2004) was "advantageous" to Hungary, as opposed to 26-32 per cent who believe it was "to some extent or totally disadvantageous".

The political party given the highest approval by respondents was Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz (40 per cent), followed by far right party Jobbik (29 per cent), the socialist MSZP (17 per cent) and the Green-left LMP (11 per cent).

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