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Christmas Trees Parallel Politics

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Icelanders who support the People’s Party and Center Party are most likely to opt for an artificial Christmas tree this year, while Reform Party supporters are most likely to set up real trees, RÚV reports. Pirate Party and Left-Green Movement supporters were most likely to drop the tree altogether this season.

The data comes from a recent survey conducted by Market Media Research. Nearly 55 percent of Icelanders plan to decorate their home with an artificial Christmas tree this year, with 32 percent opting for a real tree. A total of 13 percent of respondents stated they would not set up a Christmas tree at all this year.

Icelanders who live in the countryside were more likely to have an artificial Christmas tree than those in the Reykjavík capital area, while those in the capital area were more likely to drop the tradition. Those 30-49 years old were most likely to have a Christmas tree while those 18-29 and 68 and over were least likely to go through the trouble.

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