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2009 | 15 | 23-36
Article title

Public Perceptions of Population Changes in Hungary

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Abstracts
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This study examines the public perceptions of population dynamics in Hungary. Based on a representative national sample survey from 2005, we discuss how the general public perceives demographic trends and attitudes people have towards the possible reasons behind these trends and solutions they believe are appropriate to contend with the trends. Rural populations were expected to have poorer knowledge of current population trends and changes and more conservative attitudes toward controversial demographic issues, but this expectation was not supported by the data. Since relatively little research has been conducted on population literacy, this study contributes to a better understanding of how public perceptions on population are formed and how this knowledge and attitudes may affect public policy addressing demographic trends.
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Volume
15
Pages
23-36
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Dates
published
2009-01-01
online
2010-01-25
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Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10130-009-0002-8
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