- 17 Jan 2022 9:39 AM
- Hungary Matters
Fully 52-53% of the survey’s respondents said they expected cuts to family support and higher payroll and business taxes under a left-wing government, while 64% said utility bills would be expected to rise.
Though respondents living outside the capital tended to be more pessimistic about the policies of a potential left-wing government, fully 57% of Budapest residents agreed that a new government was likely to increase utility bills.
Among respondents outside Budapest, 65% expect such a policy measure. When comparing the different response scales, the survey found that 41% of Hungarians expect to be negatively affected by changes to utility bills under a left-wing government.
Altogether 30% expect unfavourable changes to family support policy and 28% expect to be hurt by changes made to payroll and business taxes.
Meanwhile, 10% of respondents ruled out any negative changes in these three categories under a new government.