Twenty-five in every hundred people said they were discriminated against for their age, 20 for their ethnic or national background and another 33 for their gender in Hungary last year, a recent survey research institute Tarki released to MTI on Tuesday said.
Tarki conducted the survey in April-June asking 3,040 people. Nine percent in the 50-59 age group spoke of discrimination because of their age, compared with only two percent saying the same among those aged between 30-39.
Asked about their national or ethnic affiliation 92 percent of the total sample stated their identity as being fully Hungarian and 5 percent stated being Roma or Roma-Hungarian. One percent of those asked indicated their national identity beside Hungarian as German and the same proportion of respondents stated being Croatian.
Among those stating Roma or Roma-Hungarian identity, every second respondent noted discrimination on ethnic grounds, the Tarki survey said. The experience of gender-based discrimination of respondents in this group was especially widespread, with female respondents indicating "four times higher exposure" than male respondents.