Fully 76% of Hungarians reject US interference in Hungarian domestic affairs, according to a survey published by the Századvég Foundation on Friday.
The US embassy recently tweeted a video depicting pro-government Hungarian politicians and pundits in a bad light, Századvég said, adding that US Ambassador David Pressman also conducted “confidential talks” with two justices of the National Judicial Council.
Századvég conducted an opinion poll of 1,000 Hungarians in November. Fully 76% of respondents said the US should respect diplomatic norms rather than interfering in the country’s domestic affairs, the think-tank said. Some 18% said the active role of the US and criticism of Hungarian domestic affairs, when necessary, was “reasonable”. Fully 65% of respondents disagreed with the US embassy expressing its opinion of Hungarian domestic issues in public, while 31% approved, Századvég said.