Half of Icelanders Want to Cancel EU Application

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Half of Icelanders Want to Cancel EU Application

iceland-euflagAbout half of the respondents, or 50.5 percent, in a survey conducted by Media and Market Research (MMR) for the political interest group Andríki said they absolutely or rather favor the idea that Iceland withdraw its application for European Union membership.

Approximately one third of respondents, or 35.3 percent, said they are very much or rather against Iceland withdrawing the EU membership application, while 14.2 percent are neither for nor against the idea, ruv.is reports.

MMR conducted a comparable survey for Andríki last year. At that point, 57 percent of respondents wanted to withdraw Iceland’s EU membership application and 24 were against it.

However, in a survey conducted by Fréttablaðið in mid-September, 37 percent of respondents said they would like to withdraw the application, while 63 percent that they would rather continue with the talks and eventually vote on the membership agreement with the EU in a national referendum.

According to visir.is, the survey was conducted on November 10-14 and 879 individuals responded. They were asked: “How supportive or opposed are you to the Icelandic government withdrawing its application for European Union membership?”

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