Most Icelanders Still Opposed To Alcohol In Shops

The vast majority of Icelanders remain opposed to alcohol being sold in non-government shops, a new poll reveals, the Reykjavik Grapevine reports.

The poll, conducted by Fréttablaðið, Vísir and Stöð 2, shows that some 62% of Icelanders are against alcohol being sold in private shops and grocery stores, while 38% were in favour. When all responses are taken into account, 35% said they supported the sale of beer and wine in food stores, while 56% were opposed, and 9% were undecided.

The results show a distinct change from the last time a poll was done on the subject, last November, when 47% of respondents were against the sale of alcohol in private shops, while 41% supported the idea, and 12% had no position on the matter.

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