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Icelandic Voters Agree on Environment

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Icelandic Voters Agree on Environment

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Nearly 9 out of 10 Icelanders agree their municipal government should take a leadership role in environmental issues and consider the environment in their planning, RÚV reports. In an online election poll created by national broadcaster RÚV, 89 percent of respondents stated as much.

Municipal elections will be held this Saturday, May 26 across Iceland. The election poll asks respondents where they stand on various issues. Respondents are asked to rate their agreement by a percentage between 0 (disagree) and 100 (agree). Answers are then compared to those of candidates in the respondents’ constituency.

When asked whether their municipality should consider the environment in their planning and show a leadership role in environmental issues, 43 percent of the survey’s respondents said they agreed 100 percent. Nine percent disagreed with the idea.

Respondents opinion on sewage was similar across the country as well. Around the country, 87 percent of Icelanders agree municipalities should prioritise fixing sewage infrastructure, no matter the cost. One-third of respondents completely agreed with the statement while ten percent disagreed to some extent.

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