The sources of political information in Hungary

The state of the media structure in the time before and after its transformation

The survey research aimed at identifying the sources of political and public affairs information was conducted by the Medián Public Opinion and Market Research Institute on a commission by Mérték Media Monitor. The data were collected by personal interviews on a sample of 1,200 respondents, which reflects the composition of the Hungarian adult population by sex, age and qualification.

The survey replicated in part the questions asked in earlier surveys in the fall of 2014 and in the spring of 2015, this is why the presentation of the findings is focused on the changes.

The research was conducted before the suspension of the publication of the left-wing daily Népszabadság, thus the impact of the termination of the highest circulation political daily newspaper cannot yet be detected from the findings.

The project was supported by Democracy& Media Foundation and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

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