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Election and Democracy
Hungary
Voter turnout in the national election69.7% (March 2019 or latest)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.72 (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes64.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign57.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions44.4% (2014)
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% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works35.4% (2013)
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Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today4.89 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago5.26 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.64 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.65 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities5.80 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making6.22 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions5.88 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances6.47 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.51 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that countryfs national elections3.72 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.16 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.42 (2014)
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Politician
Hungary
Number of total seats in the Parliament199 (2017)
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Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population20.27 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives199 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population20.27 (2017)
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% of seats held by women in national parliaments10.1% (2017)
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Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)0.0% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians32.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption69.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest51.5% (2014)
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Political party and organization
Hungary
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics31.0% (2014)
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% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices39.9% (2014)
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% of those who belong to a political party2.7% (2014)
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% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government29.9% (2016)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations3.68 (2014)
[22/26countries]
Parliament
Hungary
% of those who have confidence in parliament36.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election22.0% (2016)
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% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law10.4% (2014)
[22/26countries]
Political awareness
Hungary
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)52.3% (2016)
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% of those interested in politics (4 choices)30.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is left13.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is center47.5% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is right19.2% (2014)
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Average of political position5.43 (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers37.0% (2014)
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% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day13.5% (2014)
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% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper43.9% (2014)
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% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day70.5% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information6.3% (2014)
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% of those who watch political news on television every day57.9% (2014)
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% of those who never watch political news on television10.3% (2014)
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% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day28.1% (2014)
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% of those who never listen to political news on the radio38.3% (2014)
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% of those who use the Internet to obtain political news or information every day12.6% (2014)
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% of those who never use the Internet to obtain political news or information61.1% (2014)
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% of those who have expressed political views on the internet3.3% (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion25.7% (2014)
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% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country29.1% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government29.3% (2014)
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% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice68.4% (2016)
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% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think54.5% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government4.99 (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to try to understand the reasoning of people with other opinions5.31 (2014)
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Political action
Hungary
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law16.1% (2014)
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% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views4.2% (2014)
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% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity8.3% (2014)
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% of those who have signed a petition10.6% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to choose products for political, ethical or environmental reasons, even if they cost a bit more4.33 (2014)
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% of those who have attended a political meeting10.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government83.7% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations6.7% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations80.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings57.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings20.2% (2014)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views53.4% (2016)
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Government
Hungary
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 25.2% (2010)
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Public officials
Hungary
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older12.6% (2015)
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% of those who trust in civil servants27.0% (2016)
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% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption23.3% (2014)
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% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption47.8% (2016)
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% of those who say that they or their family have never come across a public official who hinted/ wanted a bribe in the last five years65.1% (2016)
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Public finance
Hungary
General government expenditure, % of GDP50.0% (2015)
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General government revenue, % of GDP48.5% (2015)
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General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-1.6% (2015)
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General government gross debt, % of GDP97.0% (2015)
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General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-66.8% (2015)
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% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending81.0% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget1.52% (2016)
[28/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget4.95% (2016)
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General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget15.10% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.09% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.74% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget10.31% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget7.10% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget10.47% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget30.72% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP0.71% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP2.31% (2016)
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General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP7.04% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.51% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.81% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP4.80% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP3.31% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP4.88% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP14.32% (2016)
[20/32countries]
Tax
Hungary
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates27.0% (2015)
[1/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)9.00% (2018)
[36/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)77 (2016)
[31/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)16.7% (2010)
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Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)34.4% (2010)
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Total tax rate (% of proft)53.3% (2010)
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% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes11.9% (2016)
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% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes70.5% (2016)
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% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes78.7% (2009)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.24 (2014)
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% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes83.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society50.6% (2016)
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Social security
Hungary
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)22.1% (2013)
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% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system35.1% (2013)
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% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions75.3% (2016)
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% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old96.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people63.1% (2016)
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% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people5.9% (2016)
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% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people19.5% (2016)
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Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)70 (2009)
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% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor21.2% (2009)
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% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it71.6% (2016)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to help people in the country who are worse off than themselves4.75 (2014)
[26/26countries]
Law and Justice
Hungary
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free62.1% (2016)
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% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)45.9% (2016)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.40 (2014)
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% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts43.2% (2010)
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% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)63.8% (2008)
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