Icelanders Prefer Artificial Christmas Trees - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelanders Prefer Artificial Christmas Trees

Published December 19, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Nanna Árnadóttir

Only a third of Icelanders will be buying a real live Christmas tree this holiday season, report RÚV.

According to a survey from MMR, artificial Christmas trees have been slowly but surely taking over the holiday tree market in Iceland.

Roughly 32% of people will be buying a living Christmas tree this year compared to 40% two years ago. Meanwhile 56% of Icelanders plan to buy or put up an artificial Christmas tree this year.

Taking their survey a bit further MMR discovered that those who vote for the Social Democratic Alliance or Bright Future are more likely to buy a living tree whereas those who vote for the Progressive Party are more likely to put up an artificial tree. Those who vote for the Pirate Party are more likely to celebrate Christmas without a tree at all.

People living in the capital city are more likely to purchase a live tree as opposed to those who live in the countryside, the same goes for people with higher incomes who are also more likely to purchase live trees.

The survey spanned one week and included roughly 1000 participants.

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