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31st October, 2017

Most Hungarians favour euthanasia, abortion

Some 71% of Hungarians support euthanasia, according to a poll conducted by Závecz Research in co-operation with Index website.

Only 21% oppose it and 6% did not express an opinion.

Abortion is backed by even more people, as 78% of the respondents said a woman has the right to make such a decision. Of those polled, 19% rejected it and 3% would not or could not answer the question.

Regarding capital punishment, 24% of the respondents would approve it unconditionally, a further 52% would approve it in the event of a severe crime while 21% would oppose it. Three percent declined to respond.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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