A recent poll conducted by MMR reveals that 54 percent of Icelanders believe that clairvoyant people or those with psychic power exist. That belief is stronger among women (69 percent) than men (40 percent). Seventy percent of those aged 68 and older share this belief, compared with 41 percent of those under the age of 30. Furthermore, a higher percentage of rural residents (67) than those in the capital area (46 percent) reported to believe there are people with such ability.
Participants were also asked whether they had attended a séance, or meeting of a psychic. Close to a third of respondents (31.9 percent) said they had.
Supporters of the Progressive Party are likelier (77 percent of them) than supporters of other political parties to believe such people exist, and they are also likelier than others (39 percent of them) to have attended a séance. By comparison, 40 percent of Pirate Party supporters believe some people have psychic power, and 27 percent of them have attended a séance
The poll was conducted December 1-7 and included 967 respondents, aged 18 and older.