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A blow for Brussels: Hungarians are the most satisfied with their government

Free West Media | July 16, 2022

The EU keeps trying to challenge the democratic legitimacy of the Hungarian government. But there is little reason for that: not only was the Orban government in Budapest able to clinch a convincing victory in the most recent parliamentary elections, but the Hungarian population is also happier with their conservative government than voters in other EU countries.

This has now been revealed by a survey by the Hungarian Nézöpont Institute in twelve Central European countries. Accordingly, people in Hungary and Serbia are the most satisfied with the performance of their government.

The percentage of “satisfied” is 61 percent in Hungary and 60 percent in Serbia. In both countries, dissatisfaction was 33 percent. According to the researchers, the fact that satisfaction is higher than the extent of electoral victories indicates that political stability is perceived as an asset by voters, which is by no means self-evident from the examples of other countries.

Dissatisfaction is at 52 percent in Austria, 54 percent in Montenegro, 59 percent in the Czech Republic, 66 percent in Croatia, 67 percent in Poland, 71 percent in Bulgaria and 72 percent in Slovenia. The least satisfied countries included Romania (73 percent) and the region’s leader, Slovakia (74 percent), where only 24 percent of people were satisfied with the government. The survey took place in May and June.

July 16, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Economics | , ,


  1. Hmm–noted. I’m no “conservative”/”far-rightist”: I’m a radical, progressive, human-rights-for-everyone advocate…but who the hell am I? If Hungarians are satisfied, good for them.


    Comment by roberthstiver | July 16, 2022 | Reply

  2. Please excuse my confusion, but I would have thought that a satisfied population would be a positive for Brussels, while the dissatisfied countries would be a potential threat to unity in the EU.


    Comment by Bill Francis | July 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Good observation. I’m confused most of the time…linked to the FWM site hoping for some similar expressed concern plus clarification/elucidation, but there were -0- comments registered….

      [This is a possibility that just occurs: Perhaps (I think I’m correct) the H government’s opposition to refugee influx — as opposed to EU (again, I think I’m correct) general empathy for and acceptance of refugees — has led to the Hungarian people’s ‘satisfaction’?]


      Comment by roberthstiver | July 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Here’s a good resource:

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by aletho | July 17, 2022 | Reply

      • Thanks! — went there, skimmed, appreciated! I noted with interest the final Diana Johnstone 9-17-2018 piece that included this sentence: “In particular, (Hungary’s electorate) recently voted massively to re-elect Victor Orban, obviously endorsing his refusal of uncontrolled immigration.”

        [One of those puzzles that confront OCD me too often: The E-mail transmitting AN’s “resource” referral — and then the “resource” link immediately above — are for *completely unrelated/separate* “resources”!! Naturallly, the above is the intended link for the purpose of this page….]


        Comment by roberthstiver | July 17, 2022 | Reply

        • It seems that there is a glitch in the comments software that shortened the url which I then edited.

          Liked by 1 person

          Comment by aletho | July 17, 2022 | Reply

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