From Iceland — Few Icelanders Trust New Government

Few Icelanders Trust New Government

Published April 8, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

A new poll shows the vast majority of Icelanders have little to no trust in the new coalition government.

The results of a poll conducted by Maskína yesterday does not reflect well on Iceland’s “new” government.

According to the results, only 26% of respondents said they trusted the ruling coalition very much or somewhat, while 66% said they trust the coalition very little or not at all.

In terms of demographics, trust in the government increased with age and income level, but decreased with education level.

Not a whole lot of confidence was shown in Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, as only 20% of respondents said they trusted him very much with the office. At the same time, only 26% expressed high levels of trust in Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.

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