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A huge majority of Budapest residents approve of facemask requirements on public transportation and in indoor spaces, and would support ever stricter restrictions to fight the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new survey by pollster Medián and 21 Research Center and reported in 444.

The telephone poll of 1,000 respondents found that 82% support mandatory facemask regulations, while 75% also approve of mask mandates in indoor spaces. On the issue of whether vaccine passports should be required for entry to pools, movie theaters and other public institutions, two-thirds of respondents approved of the idea.

There were no significant differences between respondents in terms of their political affiliation, but found a large difference of opinion between those who had been vaccinated and those who hadn’t. Those who had not received a vaccine against Covid were much more likely to oppose new restrictions, with only 56% supporting mask requirements on public transportation and 45% approving of masks in indoor spaces. These same numbers for vaccinated persons, however, were 86% and 80%, respectively.

An even greater difference of opinion was seen for the requirement of a vaccine passport for entry into various places, with 75% of vaccinated respondents supporting the idea and only 17% of those who were unvaccinated approving of it.

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By Steven