Sunday, March 16, 2014

75 years after the Anschluss, 54% of Austrians think Nazis would get support today

Head of the Austrian right-wing Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache lifts a glass of beer during his traditional Ash Wednesday speech 

Fifty-four percent of Austrians think the Nazi Party would receive support in modern-day Austria, according to a survey published on Saturday by the Austrian newspaper Der Standard.

The poll, commissioned by Der Standard, was published ahead of Wednesday’s 75th anniversary of the Third Reich’s annexation of Austria, known as the Anschluss.

Though more than half of respondents stated that support for the Nazi party today was “highly possible,” 57 percent opined that “Nothing was good under Hitler.”

The poll surveyed 502 Austrian voters. Most of those who hypothesized support for the Nazis were classified as “young and educated.”

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