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Some 56% of Hungarians were found to be accepting of homosexuality, according to a survey made in June by Závecz Research. The left-leaning institute’s representative poll detected some other interesting findings, too.

The survey, commissioned by commercial channel RTL Klub, was conducted with a sample of 1,000 adults (over 18). Besides the aforementioned major finding, it also brought to light that:

  • women were found to be more accepting of gays (62%) than men (48%);
  • acceptance decreased with age, such as with those over 60 to be less accepting, with only 38% claiming to support non-heterosexual relationships;
  • the larger the settlement, the more acceptable it is;
  • Budapest residents between the ages of 18 and 39 with a high school diploma or a college/university degree are the most accepting;
  • 23% of the respondents reported a homosexual acquaintance, 87% of them claimed to be accepting. While only 46% who have no such acquaintance are accepting of such relationships.

The poll also examined the issue in relation to party preference. Some 20% of Fidesz-KDNP’s voters belong to the “strongly accepting” group, while 24% are “strongly dismissive,” and 30% are slightly dismissive (meaning that the majority is ultimately dismissive).

On the other hand, Momentum’s voter base proved to be the most accepting, with only 17% being dismissive, while 46% strongly, and 36% relatively accepting.

Another similarly-themed survey was highlighted in a recent interview on CNN with the Foreign Minister. While Péter Szijjártó defended the bill, the reporter pointed to Ipsos’ survey, which in May found that 56% of Hungarians thought that same-sex couples should have the same rights to adoption as heterosexuals (to which argument Szijjártó said that Hungary’s fundamental law states the rules clearly).

featured image via Zoltán Balogh/MTI

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