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Artificial in Real Demand

A poll conducted by MMR reveals that the popularity of artificial Christmas trees is increasing in Iceland. Of those who participated in the poll, 54.9 percent said they intended to use an artificial tree this year, which is a five percent increase from five years ago.

Not surprisingly, the use of fresh cut Christmas trees is going down. Among the respondents, 31.9 intend to use a fresh cut tree, compared with 41.6 percent five years ago. The group planning to celebrate Christmas without a tree represents 13.6 percent of respondents, as opposed to 8.8 percent in 2010.

The higher the income, the likelier people are to opt for a fresh cut tree.

When looking at political affiliations, supporters of the Progressive Party were the likeliest of all to celebrate Christmas with a tree, be it fresh cut or artificial, or 96.2 percent.

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