Immigrants Happy In Akureyri - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Immigrants Happy In Akureyri

Published June 10, 2013

It seems that vast majority of foreigners living in Akureyri are content with living there, according to a study carried out by the University of Akureyri.

Nearly 200 foreign citizens have been interviewed about e.g. the Icelandic language, employment, daily life etc. Most of those surveyed are from Poland; about one fifth of the immigrants have lived in Iceland shorter than one year and about half of them have lived there longer than five years, Akureyri vikublað reports.

Of the 200 foreign citizens surveyed, 36% said they’re very happy living in Akureyri and 46% said they are somewhat happy.

Amongst other things, the subjects were asked about whether they knew who former prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was, which 69% did. Around 53% had some idea of who Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavík, was. More detailed results from the study will be published later this summer.

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