Approximately 1.2 million working-age people are adults, with nearly one and a half million Hungarians planning to work abroad in the future, according to the latest public opinion poll of the Publicus Institute. Most people no longer pay for a better salary, but because of the political situation in the country.

In a representative survey of Sunday News from 10 to 17 August, the Publicus Institute examined the opinions and intentions of Hungarian voters with regard to emigration with 998 people.

According to the survey, almost three-quarters of the respondents were affected by emigration, ie their own or close relatives or acquaintances have moved in or are working abroad. Nearly seven close family members or friends of the average number of people interviewed have left Hungary in recent years, while an average of eight people work abroad on a permanent basis.

Apart from them, 15 percent of respondents plan to work abroad in the future – estimated by the full-time population, 1.2 million people on the order of magnitude, and about one and a half million people with minors who leave them.

According to the survey, the young people are particularly high – 41 percent – and this ratio increases compared to previous surveys: by projecting national ratios, 580,000 young people under 30 are planning to leave the country in the near future. . This percentage was only 37 percent last year.

Most designers working abroad are those who have called low wages as a motivation, but many of them have called for futility, limitation of progress and domestic political situation as the main cause of their departure. For the majority of respondents, the growing number of emigrants is mainly due to the government of Fidesz and Viktor Orbán, and secondly to low domestic payments.

In last year's Publicius survey on comparable subjects, even the lowest wages were mentioned as the most important reasons for their departure.

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