The census is about the confession of one´s national identity. This study examines those forms and components of national identity that can influence our decision and whether there are any that offer Hungarians a new opportunity in Slovakia today. The author states that in our age, those who seal themselves off or let others seal them off in one nation, no longer own the future. The competitive situations of globalization are favourable for those who keep the values ​​of their own culture but take the best from all the others too, adopting it combined with their own culture. They are precisely the ones whose work and performance can be outstanding, not those who give up everything that made them who they are. National identity has both individual and community implications. And in our age, the negative consequences of assimilation are evidently becoming personal, not only communal.