From Iceland — A Majority of Icelanders Want New Elections

A Majority of Icelanders Want New Elections

Published October 13, 2010

About 70% of the nation says there is considerable or great need for new elections to Alþingi, according to a Market and media research survey. Nearly 20% of respondents say there is little need for new elections and about 10% do not have strong feelings either way.

(Very little need, little need, neither great or little need, considerable need, great need)
Responses vary depending on age group. Of 18-29 year olds, 75% want new elections compared to 60,7% of 50- 67 year olds.  However, in terms of salary, there is less variability. Of people who make 250.000 ISK or less, 72,7% want new elections, compared to 71% of people who make 800.000 ISK or more.
These are the results of a survey conducted via phone interviews from October 5 – 8, following the heavy protests in front of Alþingi in the first week of October. A total of 830 people participated in the survey with a 93% response rate. 

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