Poll: Iranians See Economy Improving

March 31, 2015

Iranians believe economic conditions have improved since sanctions were eased under the Joint Plan of Action in November 2013, according to a new Gallup poll. In May 2013, 62 percent of Iranians said sanctions hurt their livelihood "a great deal," but only 45 percent gave the same response in November 2014. The following are key findings from the poll.

Fewer Iranians See Sanctions Hurting a "Great Deal"

The United Nations, the U.S., and Western Europe continue to impose sanctions on Iran. Do you think these sanctions have hurt the livelihood of Iranians a great deal, somewhat, or not at all?

 
May 2013
November 2014
A great deal
62%
45%
Somewhat
28%
37%
Not at all
7%
13%

 

Fewer Iranians See Sanctions Hurting Them Personally

Have these sanctions personally hurt your livelihood a great deal, hurt it somewhat, or have they not hurt your livelihood at all?

 
May 2013
November 2014
A great deal
50%
32%
Somewhat
35%
45%
Not at all
12%
20%

 

The poll also found that more Iranians believe the economy and living standards are improving.

 

 

 

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