A new Opinio lightning poll on behalf of Euronews surveyed the views of Hungarians on the armed conflict in Ukraine and its consequences.
The results showed that public opinion is strongly divided on what constitutes armed conflict, as well as what Hungary’s proper course of action should be in the current situation. A majority of respondents, 58%, believe that Russia is responsible for the conflict.
But the largest point of agreement in the survey was on the issue of Hungary’s relationship with Russia. Opinio’s poll showed that 60% of Hungarians think that Hungary has gotten too close to Russia and Putin in the past few years, and that this is now preventing the country from taking stronger action on the part of the EU and Ukraine.
Seven out of ten respondents agree with not allowing arms shipments to pass through Hungary to Ukraine, while nearly a third of them say Hungary should not block any efforts to help the besieged country.
The survey also indicated that the educational background of the respondents influenced their perception of the conflict to an unusual degree. In general, the better educated the respondent, the more likely they were to say that Russia was responsible for the war, and that Hungary should do more to help out its war-torn neighbor to the northeast. [Magyar Hang]