A new poll from RÚV shows that Icelanders have some very strong opinions about how asylum seekers should be welcomed and treated.
The poll results shows that 36,500 Icelanders were contacted and asked how much they agree or disagree with the statement: “Regulations on the reception of asylum seekers should be stricter, and fewer should be granted asylum.”
67% said they either strongly disagreed or moderately disagreed, with 39% of these respondents being in complete disagreement. At the same time, 29% said they either strongly or moderately agreed, with just over 10% saying they were in complete agreement.
The results are consistent with another RÚV poll, which showed that 73% of Icelanders believe the government should do more to accept even more refugees.