The overwhelming majority, 95 per cent of Hungarian voters, find it unacceptable for an educational professional to engage in a sexual relationship with a minor student. The survey, conducted by the Center for Fundamental Rights through phone interviews with a thousand people on 27-28 February, also revealed that 70 per cent of respondents reject workshops in schools that demonstrate various sexual orientations without parental consent, MTI reported.
The survey was carried out in the wake of recent scandals involving underage victims that have shaken the Hungarian public. In the most notorious case, police have launched a child pornography investigation which involved
searching the house of the 39-year-old educational assistant who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
Protecting minors from the psychological harm resulting from sexual relationships and paedophilia has the nearly unanimous support of Hungarian adults. Rejecting behaviour that endangers those under the age of 18 is a national consensus in Hungary, with 95 per cent of respondents deeming it unacceptable for an educational assistant to maintain a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old minor student.
This support for the protection of children in Hungarian society is highlighted by the fact that only a small minority of two per cent consider it ‘more acceptable’ for an educational assistant to have a sexual relationship with another underage student from a different school. Unsurprisingly, most of the surveyed respondents reject the dissemination of modern gender theory in schools as well.
As the same poll showed, a significant majority of Hungarian society (70 per cent) insists on the rights enshrined in the Child Protection Act and rejects workshops in educational institutions that demonstrate various sexual orientations without parental consent. The domestic left-wing, who are known to bow to foreign dollars, vehemently protested the Child Protection Act, calling it ‘simple propaganda’. However, it could be a warning sign for them that more than half of their own sympathisers (55 per cent) condemn sexually explicit workshops held without parental consent.