Forty-two percent of Icelanders want Iceland to join the European Union, according to a new poll by Capacent Gallup, published on the front page of today’s Fréttablaðið. The results show a ten percent increase in support for EU membership since the last poll was conducted six months ago.
In May, 68 percent of Icelanders did not want to join the EU, now that number is down to 58 percent.
According to the new poll, eighty percent of Icelanders want a referendum on whether the government should finish talks with the EU.
One of the first things the new government did when it took office in May was to put EU talks on hold.