Josef hírek

2010.09.19. 11:08

More than half of Hungarians disapprove of participation in Afghanistan

<p>Budapest, September 18 (MTI) - Fifty-two percent of Hungarians asked in a survey by daily Nepszabadsag disapproved of their country s participation in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, but 69 percent supported Hungary s NATO membership, the paper reported on Saturday.</p>

The non-representative survey showed only 35 percent supported Hungary s participation in the mission in Afghanistan. Forty-three percent of respondents said Hungary s participation weakened the country s security.

    Hungary has participated in the mission in Afghanistan since 2003, but it took on a bigger role from 2006. Since then, four Hungarian soldiers have died there.

    Two-thirds of those surveyed said the information the government provided on Hungarian soldiers in Afghanistan was insufficient.

    The survey was of 556 regular internet users 18 and older.

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