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Eighty Percent Support Dragon Zone Oil Production

Around 80 percent of Icelanders support oil production in the Dragon Zone, in the waters off Northewast Iceland, according to a new survey conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2.

oil-tank_psArchive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

A total of 79.6 percent of the 800 respondents questioned support the Icelandic authorities granting permission for oil production in the Dragon Zone.

Around 11 percent said they were neither for nor against the issuing of licenses, and 9.4 percent that they were rather or very much against oil production in the area.

According to the survey, support for oil production is highest amongst voters of the Independence Party, or 86.9 percent, and the Progressive Party, 85.4 percent.

Around 60.9 percent of supporters of the Left-Greens are in favor of oil production in the Dragon Zone and 30.4 percent against.

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