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Nézőpont: 78% Approve of State of Emergency

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.25.

78% of Hungarians approve of the state of emergency that has been in effect in Hungary for two months as part of the response to the novel coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey by pro-Fidesz Nézőpont Research Institute.

Fully 17% said they did not agree with the measure in hindsight, the pollster said.

As much as 50% of respondents critical of the government agreed that introducing an emergency had been the right decision, Nézőpont said in the survey released to MTI on Monday.

Nézőpont noted that in mid-March, 94% of respondents said they agreed with the emergency and at the end of March when the government announced to extend it, 85% supported the measure.

Last week, only 40% of respondents supported maintaining an emergency while 49% said it was no longer necessary.

Nézőpont said 66% of respondents agreed with the measure of lifting the emergency.

62% of respondents held the opinion that there would be a second wave of the epidemic in Hungary, Nézőpont said.