Anti-Semitic prejudice in contemporary Hungarian society – 2015
In November 2015, Medián Opinion and Research Institute conducted a comprehensive survey commissioned by Action and Protection Foundation. The focus of the survey was on the Hungarian society’s relation to the Jewish population, including an examination of issues such as: opinions and ideas related to the Jewish people, a look at how widespread and intense anti-Semitic prejudice is, public perceptions of anti-Semitism. The institute issued a questionnaire to 1,200 individuals.
Anti-Semitic prejudice in contemporary Hungarian society – 2014
In November and December 2014, Median Opinion and Market Research Institute conducted a comprehensive survey commissioned by Action and Protection Foundation on the Hungarian society’s relation to the Jewish population, including an examination of issues such as opinions and ideas related to the Jewish people; a look at how widespread and intense anti-Semitic prejudice is; public perceptions of anti-Semitism; attitudes towards the social engagement of Jewish organizations; the society’s awareness of conflicts between the government and the Jewish community in the recent past. The institute issued a questionnaire to 1,200 individuals.
Anti-Semitic prejudice in contemporary Hungarian society – 2013
The Action and Protection Foundation’s aim is to monitor anti-Semitism and the conflicts that emerge in Hungarian-Jewish coexistence, as well as to deal with the problems and give legal protection to the victims of verbal or physical aggression. The Foundation seeks to formulate its strategy in full awareness of the actual current social attitudes related to anti-Semitism, which firstly entails research in the field needed to reveal attitudes related to Jewish-Hungarian coexistence, anti-Semitism, mutually held prejudices, and related taboos in a representative sample of the Hungarian population.
Anti-Semitism is a constant subject of discussion, it is feared greatly, but the exact meaning of the term, its message and scope change in context depending on the speaker and situation in which it is discussed. On the initiative of Action and Protection Foundation, a 2013 survey overseen by sociologist András Kovács measured the level of anti-Semitic emotions in society through a data sample of 1,200 responders, with plans for it to be repeated biannually.
The occupation memorial, and social views on the controversy surrounding it
Action and Protection Foundation commissioned a representative survey by Medián Opinion and Market Research Institute on the German occupation memorial and how the controversy around it is appraised by society.
The Foundation sought to understand what impact was made on social perceptions of history, and social awareness of the mass murders in 1944 as a result of the erection of the German occupation memorial, the debate on approaches to history in its regard, and concerned civil and political protests and Jewish engagement, as well as the government’s reactions related to it. Additionally it was an important task for the survey to measure the effectiveness of community protest in general: to find out to what extent it drew society closer to the issue or had an alienating effect, in other words, did the process help catalyze social dialogue in any measure?