Four times as many Icelanders oppose the building of mosques in Iceland than oppose the building of Church of Iceland churches, according to a new opinion poll.

Icelandic pollster MMR asked people to what extent they supported or opposed the building of places of worship by various religious denominations.

Of those responding, 61.7% said they were in favour of the Church of Iceland building new churches in Iceland. This was followed by the Ásatrú pagan association (50.5%), Buddhists (33.4%) and the Russian Orthodox Church (33.4%).

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