According to the study, 15 per cent of young Hungarians frequently experience feelings of isolation, which is of concern as chronic loneliness not only has psychological ramifications but, in certain cases, also entails physical consequences. The report highlights that 41 per cent of young people in the Western Transdanubia region and 38 per cent of their counterparts in the southern Transdanubia region claim to feel lonely always or often.
The research indicates that as age increases, the proportion of those considering the likelihood of owning their own property, being married, and living in Hungary also increases. Conversely, in terms of working in a foreign language environment, having a better financial situation than currently, and having children, the relationship with age is reversed.
A large portion of the 15–39-year-olds polled by MCC’s Youth Research Institute shares their political opinions on the internet, and many of them had the experience of being banned for it on social media sites. Also, the majority of young people believe that the social media companies’ algorithms are politically biased.
In a recent survey by the Youth Research Institute, more than half (52 per cent) of young Hungarian adults polled said that despite the current inflationary environment, they are able to live well on their income, with a further three per cent claiming not to have any financial worries.
‘In the present European political space, the elites are making considerable efforts to transform societies along certain lines that are dubbed “progressive”. However, the data show that members of European societies, on the contrary, believe that society must be developed gradually through reforms. In Hungary, compared to the average, significantly fewer people agree that society must be changed in a radical, revolutionary way.’