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Most Icelanders remain against joining the EU

Over half of all respondents (51.4%) said they are either against or strongly against Iceland joining the EU, 27.1% are for or strongly for such a move, while 21.5% are undecided. While figures have been more or less stable for the past two years, opposition to EU membership is weakening. Back in 2012, the share of those actively against joining the 28-country bloc was around the 60-65% mark. People living in the capital Reykjavik and its surrounding municipalities are much more likely to be in favour of joining Nordic Chamber Report 13-31 May 2016 the EU than people living in rural areas. Support for EU membership is generally higher among the younger generation, among men, and among higher-income homes. (MBL.is)

 

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