Most Icelanders remain against joining the EU

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

A strong majority of Icelanders are against joining the European Union (EU) according to a new MMR opinion poll.

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.

According to MMR, while figures have been more or less stable for the past two years, opposition to EU membership is weakening. Back in 2012, for instance, 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 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.

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Currency

USD USD 100.15 EUR EUR 125.20
GBP GBP 141.03 DKK DKK 16.81
NOK NOK 12.93 SEK SEK 12.62
CHF CHF 108.75 JPY JPY 0.94

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