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Forty percent dissatisfied with whaling

A new opinion poll by Capacent Gallup showed 40 percent of participants were dissatisfied with Iceland’s decision to resume commercial whaling. Forty-two percent said they were satisfied with the decision.

According to Fréttabladid, eighteen percent of participants were undecided. The poll was undertaken at the request of the Iceland Nature Conservation Association by consulting, recruitment and research company Capacent Gallup between February 14 and 26, 2007.

A random sample of 1,300 Icelanders were asked whether they were satisfied with Iceland’s decision to resume commercial whaling. The response rate was 61.6 percent.

According to a Gallup poll from September last year, conducted on behalf of the Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners, 75 percent approved of commercial whaling, 11.5 percent were against it and 15.4 percent were undecided.

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