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).
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