Icelandic Managers: No To EU And Crown - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Managers: No To EU And Crown

Published May 11, 2012

The results of a new survey show that most managers in Iceland believe the crown does not have a future, but they are also against joining the European Union.
The survey, conducted by Market and Media Research, focused on managers of Icelandic companies to get their perspective on Iceland’s relationship with Europe. The results showed some decidedly contradictory findings.
54.1% said they were against Iceland joining the EU, while 30.6% support accession and 15.3% are undecided. If only those with an opinion on the matter are counted, the figures show 63.9% against joining and 36.1% in favour.
However, 59.2% disagreed with the statement that the crown would continue to be Iceland’s currency in the future, while 40.8% believe in the crown. If undecideds are removed from the equation, those figures become 31.5% supporting the crown and 45.7% against it.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, business managers in the countryside were more likely to be against joining the EU than those in the capital area.


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