In: Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 3, no. 2
Year, pages: 2010, 54 - 79
ethnic identity; citizenship; European integration
ENRI EAST: Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: nations between states along the new eastern borders of the European Union FP7-SSH-2007: Project No. 217227 collaborative research project (2008-2011)“ is an international research project dedicated to the analysis of socio- ethnic identities in Eastern Europe, to the issues of individual or group self-identification and ethnicity. In 2009 (November and December), 801 interviews were conducted in the form of random selection with respondents of Hungarian ethnicity living in Slovakia. The majority of the population of Slovakia of Hungarian ethnicity identified themselves with the statement „I am a Hungarian living in Slovakia (68%). Two groups chose Hungarian identity (identifying themselves with the statement „I am a Hungarian“ (16%) and „I am a Slovak of Hungarian descent“ (13%). „True Hungarians“, according to the respondents, do not have to be born in Hungary, or to live there most of their lives, nor do they have to have Hungarian citizenship. What is important for them is to feel Hungarian and to speak the Hungarian language. The young generation of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia is more open to European integration, does not see it as a cause for concern when it comes to the loss of their national identity and rather regards it as a contribution to the lives of the Slovak population at large.
How to cite:
Macháček, L. 2010. Výsledky z výskumu občanov SR maďarskej národnosti. In Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 3, no.2, pp. 54-79. 1337-8163.
Macháček, L. (2010). Výsledky z výskumu občanov SR maďarskej národnosti. Studia Politica Slovaca, 3(2), 54-79. 1337-8163.