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One Third Happy with New Year’s Comedy Show

Thirty-five percent of respondents to a MMR poll published on Thursday were happy with the last New Year’s Eve comedy show Áramótaskaupið, compared to 80 percent a year earlier. The popularity of the program is similar to in 2012, according to the poll.

Supporters of the Progressive Party-Independence Party government were less likely to like the program, with 70 percent reporting being unhappy with it. Supporters of the Prime Minister’s Progressive Party were particularly unhappy about the show, with three out of every four respondents saying that they had not enjoyed it.

At the same time, around 50 percent of respondents who do not support the government were positive towards the 2014 comedy show, while overall women were more positive than men.

A total of 993 individuals 18 years and older were surveyed in the second week of January.

Aired on December 31, Áramótaskaupið, which parodies society’s most prominent people and the most noticeable events of the year, is watched by almost everyone in Iceland.

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