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Quarter of Icelandic Men Own Guns

Around 25.3 percent of men and 7.3 percent of women in Iceland own firearms, according to a new survey by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2. The survey also found that residents of rural areas are more likely than those in the capital area to own a firearm.

rvkpond-frozen_pkReykjavík. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

Overall, one out of every six Icelanders, or 16.2 percent, owns one or more firearms.

According to the survey, supporters of the Progressive Party (around 30 percent), as well as those over 50 years old, are more likely to own a firearm than others. For comparison, supporters of the party Bright Future (Björt Framtíð) were the least likely to own a gun, or 14.9 percent.

The survey, conducted on January 16 and 17, was based on the responses of 800 participants.


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