Four years after the last research, Active Youth in Hungary Research Group conducted another empirical social science research studying the political thinking and political activity of full-time students and college students. In February 2019 800 students were interviewed. Since the last wave research, recorded in 2015, there were interesting shifts in students’ responses. Here are some of the most important results:
- In 2019, 64 percent of students plan to go abroad for a few weeks, while 47 percent of them seeks for long-term jobs abroad. Every third student thinks about living abroad on a long-term basis.
- 4 years ago, Jobbik was the most popular party among university students. In February 2019, a previously unrecognized force, the Momentum Movement is the most supported party. The support of Fidesz is almost the same with Momentum, while Jobbik slid back to the third stage of the imaginary podium.
- The proportion of people who consider democracy to be the best among all political systems has increased significantly by 10 percentage points, but number of people who consider dictatorship acceptable under certain circumstances has also increased.
- 36 percent of full-time university students restrict rules concerning the reception of refugees compared to current rules, while 49 percent would not do it.
- The level of political participation got reduced or stagnated both in offline and online forms of participation in 4 years.
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