Most Icelanders With Few Worries About Guns

Published January 24, 2013

Most Icelanders are not worried about gun ownership in their country, despite a high proportion of Icelanders possessing or having access to firearms.
According to a new survey conducted by Market and Media Research, about one in five Icelanders said they have access to at least one gun. Most of these were men over the age of 50 earning 800,000 ISK per month or more, who typically supported the Progressive Party.
At the same time, few Icelanders are concerned about gun ownership. 56.7% said they had little to no worries about how many people own firearms in Iceland, compared to 20.7% who said they were very concerned. 22.7% said they had no opinion on the matter.
People who had no access to firearms were more likely to be worried about gun ownership than those who owned guns.
These results are similar to another recent poll, which showed that one in four Icelanders owned guns. The typical Icelandic gun owner is almost exactly the same, demographically, to the Icelander with access to firearms.



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