The number of church-run schools in Hungary has doubled since 2010, claims Zsolt Semjén, the deputy prime minister in charge of Hungarian communities abroad, church policy and national and ethnic minorities. He also noted that 14 percent of the total hungarian student population are enrolled in church-run schools, compared to 6 percent prior to 2010.
All primary schools now offer students the option of attending ethics classes or religious study. Nearly half of the students choose the latter.
The share of church-run social services has risen from 15 to 23 percent, including child protection services. However, government funding has significantly declined compared to previous years.