42.4% of respondents to a poll from Market and Media Research (MMR) say they are against The Muslim Society building a mosque in Iceland.
Where other religions are concerned, results varied.
33.1% said they were against a Russian Orthodox Church being raised in Iceland (there already is one) while 33% supported the idea. 36.5% said they supported a Buddhist temple in Iceland while 23.5% were against it. Where the Ásatrú Society is concerned, 49.2% said they supported a temple for them being built in Iceland, while 11.1% opposed it.
The big winner from the poll was the national church, with 64.4% saying the church should be able to build more churches. 9.5% were against the idea.
The Muslim Society of Iceland received approval for a plot of land in Reykjavík to build a mosque during Jón Gnarr’s term as mayor. The Icelandic Constitution protects freedom of religion, and the law guarantees equal treatment for all religious organisations.
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