45% of Icelanders against religion in schools

 According to a new survey conducted by marketing company Maskína, over 45 percent of Icelanders believe that religious ceremonies, prayers or reading from the bible has no place in the public school system in Iceland. Between 35 and 36 percent of Icelanders however believe religion should be a part of schooling. 

The last survey on the subject was conducted in 2015 and the percentage of Icelanders against religion in schools has gone up by 10 percent since then. Younger people are more against religion in schools than older people, according to the results of the new survey


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