The majority of Icelanders would like to do away with the Icelandic krona and adopt a new currency, regardless of whether Iceland joins the European Union, according to RÚV. This is the result of a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2. Of those who responded, 53 percent said they wanted another currency, while 47 percent are loyal to the króna.
There’s a notable difference between the views of men and women: fifty-nine percent of men would like to adopt a new currency, whereas 41 percent of them would like to keep the króna. By contrast, 54 percent of women would like to keep the króna, while 46 percent prefer anther currency.
In recent weeks, the value of the króna has strengthened compared to the Euro, (one EUR equals ISK 141), but weakened relative to the US dollar (one USD equals ISK 132).