Fifty-three percent of Romanians distrust their fellow Hungarian citizens, a recent survey conducted by the IRES poll institute reveals.
However, Hungarians are not the Romanian majority’s biggest concern. According to a study commissioned by the National Anti-Discrimination Council (CNCD), among Romanian minority groups, homosexuals were marked as the most rejected community at 74 percent.
Seventy-two percent of the respondents reported having a problem with Romani people, and 69 percent admitted harboring negative feelings toward migrants.
The respondents were less likely to reject Jews than Hungarians (46 percent). However, the unemployed were viewed as slightly more suspicious than Hungarians at 55 percent.
The survey shows that 35 percent of Romanians think US billionaire George Soros, the main enemy in the Hungarian government’s anti-migration campaign, hurt Romania’s interests.
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