The Assessment of the EU in an International and Time Series Comparison


The Assessment of the EU in an International and Time Series Comparison

Republikon Intézet

 • In our analysis, we examined the opinions on the EU of the respondents of the Visegrád countries, including our country, The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, the traditionally pro-EU Romania, and the Netherlands, which voted down the EU constitution in 2005 and at the same time founded the EU.

 • During our analysis, were were not interested in the support of the membership, but in the subjective identification with the Union, in the individual’s general assessment of the situation.

 • The subjective, citizens’ perception of the EU in Hungary shows a similar trend as in other examined countries.

 • In the assessment of the EU since 2010, no sharply different trends can be discovered in Hungary, which would point tot he limitations of the Hungarian governmental narrative regarding the EU.

 • The proportion of those who identify with EU at the citizen level is high in Hungary, regardless of the political side, exceeding 80 percent.

 • As in other countries, Hungary developed a less favorable image of the Union by 2014, which changed by 2021, surpassing the 2010 status.

 • In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, the number of people satisfied eith the events taking place in the EU decreased by 2018, which increased in most all countries by 2021.

 • By 2021, citizen identification in Hungary will see a decline in 2014 increased continuously thereafter, similar tot he other countries except the Czech Republic.


The complete analysis is available HERE.



Co-founded by the Europe for Citizens Programme
of the European Union.