Majority of Icelanders want to do more to help refugees

A great majority of Icelanders want the Icelandic government to do more to help those seeking refuge from war and persecution. This is the result of a new survey conducted by Maskína for Amnesty International in Iceland. 

The survey shows that 74% of Icelanders are of this opinion and that 85% of Icelanders would like people fleeing war and persecution to be able to seek refuge in other countries. Nearly 65 % of Icelanders would like to welcome refugees into their neighbourhood and 13% would like to welcome them into their homes. 

Only 14.5 percent of Icelanders taking part in the survey do not want refugees to come to Iceland. 

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