Icelanders remain opposed to EU membership

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A majority of Icelanders remain opposed to joining the European Union (EU), according to a new opinion poll conducted by MMR. This has been the case for over seven years.

The new poll has 50.6% opposed to EU membership and 28.2% in favour. Roughly a third of respondents are strongly opposed to joining the bloc, while just 11.4% are strongly in favour.

A similar poll produced by MMR in January saw 47% reject EU membership, with 36.2% in favour.

Removing those respondents not giving a specific answer to the question, a total of 64% of Icelanders oppose EU membership, while 36% are in favour.

Every poll produced in Iceland since July 2009 has shown a majority against EU membership.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.67 EUR EUR 122.83
GBP GBP 137.17 DKK DKK 16.47
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.72
CHF CHF 108.08 JPY JPY 0.97
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.