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.