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Far-right extremists have 11 percent of potential voters, survey shows

Nearly 11 percent of Slovaks are potential supporters of far-right extremists, according to the study called DEREX (Demand on Right-Wing Extremism) coordinated by the Hungarian think tank Political Capital Institute. Slovakia placed on sixth to ninth among 29 surveyed countries, together with Portugal, Croatia and Hungary, the SITA newswire reported on August 15.

Nearly 11 percent of Slovaks are potential supporters of far-right extremists, according to the study called DEREX (Demand on Right-Wing Extremism) coordinated by the Hungarian think tank Political Capital Institute. Slovakia placed on sixth to ninth among 29 surveyed countries, together with Portugal, Croatia and Hungary, the SITA newswire reported on August 15.

“The data of DEREX project confirm that Slovakia belongs to those countries of the EU in which demand for far-right politics is a significant factor of political development,” said Grigorij Mesežnikov, head of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), which conducted the survey in Slovakia, as quoted by SITA.

DEREX is an international research project which is done every two years. The last survey analysed the data from 2010 and 2011.

IVO also carried out a survey regarding the relation of Slovaks to conspiracy stereotypes. According to the results, 63 percent of respondents assume that it is not the government who rule the country, without specifying who does, SITA reported.

Source: SITA

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