TENDENCIE VOLEBNÉHO SPRÁVANIA PRÍSLUŠNÍKOV MAĎARSKEJ MENŠINY NA SLOVENSKU
Tendencies of voter interest of the Hungarians living in Slovakia
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The study discusses the dynamics of voter interest of the Hungarians living in Slovakia, their election preferences and opinions on the current Hungarian political representation in Slovakia. It is based on the sociological surveys conducted by the Institute for Minority Research since the turn of the millennium. The last survey was undertaken in June 2019. It was carried out in 149 municipalities of southern Slovakia. The sample consisted of 1000 adult subjects of Hungarian nationality and was representative in terms of gender, age, education, proportion of Hungarian population in individual districts and type of municipality. According to 88% of the respondents, it is necessary for the Hungarians in Slovakia to have their own political representation. 67% of the respondents believe that its most adequate expression would be one Hungarian political party while for 21%, it would be several mutually cooperating Hungarian parties. If parliamentary elections were held now, 67% of the respondents would participate and 59% of the respondents would vote for the current Hungarian parties. Should these parties merge, 75% would participate in the elections and 70% would vote for a joint Hungarian political entity.
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