Approximately two-thirds of Hungarians think that encountering content depicting homosexuality could change a person’s sexual orientation, a poll by think-tank Századvég showed. Of those surveyed, 42 percent believe there is a real danger that LGBTQ organizations will propagate in kindergartens and schools to promote sexual orientations that do not correspond with the majority of society.
According to the survey commissioned by daily Népszava, 27 percent of voters who do not sympathize with government policy would also take part in a referendum on the Hungarian child protection law. A few weeks ago, Századvég also released the results of another poll, which showed that the vast majority of Hungarians reject all forms of activities aimed at minor children and promoting adult sexual orientation. A full 73 percent of those surveyed opposed it.
There is also an extremely high rate – 88 percent – opposed to displaying gender-sensitive media content to minor children. Approximately the same number opposed broadcasting sexual media content affecting the development of children under the age of 18 in Hungary.
Considering these statistics, it is not surprising that the overwhelming majority of the Hungarian population, about 91 percent, do not agree with making sex change surgeries available to minors.
The Hungarian government has recently launched a referendum on five issues, such as sexual propaganda without parental consent in kindergartens and schools, and the promotion and availability of gender reassignment treatments for children.
Title image: Participants kiss during a gay pride parade in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, July 24, 2021. Rising anger over policies of Hungary’s right-wing government filled the streets of the country’s capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT activists and supporters marched in the city’s Pride parade. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi)