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Survey: Vast Majority Supports Government’s Family Policy

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.08.

The government’s recent family policy measures were backed by 79 percent of respondents in a recent survey by pro-government institute Nézőpont, with the rate of support exceeding 50 percent even among opposition voters.

The results of the survey conducted on a representative sample of 1,000 adults were published on Friday.

Hungarian Gov’t Aims to Create Baby Boom with Generous Financial Help

The idea of putting families into the centre of government support was backed by 97 percent of ruling Fidesz voters, 67 percent of Jobbik supporters, 60 percent of Socialist and Democratic Coalition voters and 61 percent of pro-LMP respondents.

Eighty-five percent of those asked considered it important for families to have a home of their own. The rate was even higher (87 percent) among under-29 respondents, among whom the share of home-owners is merely 35 percent.

Possible Effects of the Family Support Package

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced a plan for new family assistance measures in February, envisaging preferential loans for family home purchases (csok) and newly-weds, personal income tax exemptions for women who raise at least four children, support for large families making mortgage repayments, a three-year programme to expand creche places, a subsidy for large families purchasing a bigger car.