81 percent of Hungarians are concerned about a new immigration wave and 89 percent think that Europe can be a victim of terrorism once again. Regarding these two issues, both leftist symphatizers and those with unknown party preferences have similar views, which clearly highlights the all-encompassing nature of the assessment towards immigration and terrorism – as Nézőpont Intézet’s most recent public opinion poll reveals, prepared at the request of Magyar Idők.
Based on this research, 81 percent of Hungarians think that within the next year a new immigration wave could reach Europe and only 15 percent of the total adult population consider this to be an unlikely development. Regarding this question, eight out of ten leftist symphatizers (82 percent) agree with the majority opinion, while 77 percent of those with unknown party preferences are also concerned about another immigration wave.
Meanwhile, 89 percent of the total adult population think that Europe can be the victim of a terrorist attack in the near future, only 8 percent of Hungarians doubt this eventuality. Once again, regarding this question, the views of leftist voters and those with unknown party preferences are not any different, nine out of ten (89 percent each, respectively) are concerned about another attack.
All this shows the overriding nature of immigration and terrorism in terms of party preferences when it comes to assessing this threat.
Nézőpont Intézet’s public opinion poll was conducted by telephone during September 18-21, 2016 by asking 1,000 people. This sample is representative pertaining to the population age 18 and older, classified by gender, age, region, settlement type and schooling. In case of a sample size of 1,000 respondents the maximum margin of error is 3.2 percent.