This study aims to present the opportunities for green-left politics in the following years in Hungary, especially in the context of the ongoing economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides revealing the societal problems Hungarians have been the most concerned about during the coronavirus crisis, this joint research of Policy Solutions and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung also gives an overview of the public perception of the Hungarian government’s climate policy as well as some key green and left-wing policies. Furthermore, our results also show whether it is the government or rather the opposition which is considered to be more credible regarding various societal issues by the Hungarian public.
The research is based on an opinion poll conducted by Závecz Research. 1000 people – representing the whole adult population of Hungary by age, gender, residency and education – were interviewed personally at the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, between 5 and 19 August 2020.
Authors: András Bíró-Nagy - Gergely Laki - Áron Szászi
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity, sustainability and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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