Iranians want their government to focus on the economy and political reforms this year, according to a newly released Zogby Research Services poll. The top issues Iranians want addressed are expanding employment opportunities, advancing democracy and protecting personal and civil rights. Increasing rights for women and ending corruption are also high on the list.
Priorities are largely consistent across most demographic groups, according to the poll report. But the top concern for men is expanding employment opportunities. And women’s top priority for government is increasing women’s rights.The following are excerpts from the poll results, based on face-to-face interviews with 1,205 Iranians conducted in August and September.