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Hungarians divided over success of EU membership

The Hungarian population has mixed feelings regarding the country’s membership in the European Union, a survey conducted by pollsters Századvég and Forsense revealed.

The study considered eight different aspects of economy and culture in defining respondents’ attitudes. The most criticism came regarding agriculture, which two-thirds of participants said suffered as a result of membership.

Also among the issues that sparked negative overall votes were unemployment, the general economic condition of the country and the situation of disadvantaged social groups.

The ambiguity is most obviously reflected in the fact that even those who are generally pro-EU are quick to express critical views regarding certain issues, the report on the survey said. (Gazdasági Rádió)