||Bulgaria appears most nostalgic among the former east European countries over the communist regime, said experts from Budapest-based Institute for Social Research.
Bulgarian news agency Bgnes quotes the results of the survey, which was conducted in Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary and Romania. The survey shows that 25 percent of respondents want the communist regime back.
The survey, entitled "Barometer of New Europe", was conducted in 2005. As many as 24 percent of respondents want resumption of communism, 28 percent support democracy, one third of respondents were undecided.
The results show that 38 percent of respondents in Bulgaria prefer the communist regime. Russians are next with 36 percent and Slovaks with 31 percent favoring communism.
The largest number of undecided respondents are in Belarus - 52 percent, Slovenia - 48 percent, Ukraine - 43 percent, Poland - 42 percent and Hungary with 38 percent. /end/