The people are voting for family and childbearing—this became evident from a series of ten questions initiated by Katalin Novák, the President of the Hungarian Republic, as part of her recently ended initiative on her X (Twitter) page called ‘Humanity Tuesdays.’ Elon Musk, the owner of the social media site X, also joined the campaign.
A statement from the Sándor Palace recalled that demography was one of the key themes of the meeting between Katalin Novák and Elon Musk on 23 September 2023, in Austin, Texas with the motto being ‘childbearing saves the world!’ The owner of Tesla and SpaceX also considers the demographic crisis in the West to be one of the most threatening problems, hence he views himself as an ally on this matter with Hungary’s President. Following the meeting, Novák, started a campaign in which she posed a question related to family and demography every Tuesday for ten weeks, aiming to draw the world’s attention to the issue. Elon Musk also joined this initiative.
According to the information provided by the Sándor Palace, to the most popular question that reached 42 million people, 62 per cent of respondents answered that those raising children should not face economic disadvantages. The overwhelming majority of respondents, 70.7 per cent, wish to start a family, with 87 per cent believing in there is a need for family-friendly workplaces, and 86 per cent agreeing with one of Katalin Novák’s frequently emphasized demands that women should be supported in choosing both family and career paths.
‘It is noteworthy that 59 per cent of respondents want three or more children. This indicates that many aspire to have more children than are currently being born,’ the statement emphasized. It also recalled that,
during the Dubai Climate Summit (COP28), President Novák stated: ‘Overpopulation is not the problem. The family is not the cause but the solution to the climate crisis.’
According to the summary, 86.2 per cent of respondents on X agree with this statement.
The lesson from ‘Humanity Tuesdays’ is that the people are voting for family and childbearing, and thus, they should be supported in this regard, as stated in the release from the Sándor Palace. The summary from the President’s Office also reminds all that the President has, on several occasions, including at the UN General Assembly and the V. Budapest Demographic Summit, called for joint efforts to overcome the demographic ice age.
In her address at the UN last year, the President urged world leaders to pay attention, stating, ‘If childlessness becomes widespread, our beloved and secure world falls apart…What is the point of caring for the Earth if we have no children or grandchildren to whom we can pass it on?’
Katalin Novák has reiterated multiple times that strengthening and supporting families are the keys to solving demographic problems, and efforts should be made to assist parents in bringing forth the desired number of children—the statement added, highlighting Hungary’s leading role in this globally, affirmed by the responses to the ten posed questions.
Source: Hungarian Conservative/Sándor Palace/MTI