Public Opinion Divided On Icesave - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Public Opinion Divided On Icesave

Published March 18, 2011

Barely more than half of those surveyed said they would vote in favour of the passage of the Icesave agreement, due to be up for referendum 9 April.
RÚV reports on the results of a survey conducted by Market And Media Research for the newspaper Viðskiptablaðið on Icesave.
The results show that even with just weeks to go before the referendum, 23.1% of respondents are still undecided on the matter. 3.9% would not divulge how they intended to vote.
Among those who did respond, about 52% said they intended to vote in favour of the Icesave agreement.
Support for the Icesave agreement was higher among those living in the capital region (58%) than those living in the countyside (43%). 58% of those with university degrees said they intended to vote in favour as well, while 59% of those who only have a primary school education said they intended to vote against it.
Literature on what the Icesave agreement entails will be sent to every home in the country in the coming days.


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