Survey: Iranians Ready for Nuclear Deal

September 17, 2014

             A new survey found that the majority of Iranians would support a nuclear deal that includes key requirements of the world’s six major powers. Some 79 percent of Iranians are open to an agreement in which Iran pledges to never produce nuclear weapons. But 70 percent of Iranians reject the supposed demand of P5+1 countries for Tehran to dismantle half of its centrifuges. “While the Iranian public is ready to accept taking some confidence building steps, there are obviously some clear limits. President Rouhani is likely to face a political backlash if he goes farther than the public is ready to support,” warned Ebrahim Mohseni, a Senior Analyst at the University of Tehran's Center for Public Opinion Research.

             The survey questions also covered public attitudes toward President Hassan Rouhani, U.S.-Iran cooperation on ISIS, perceptions of U.S. motivations and the economy.  The telephone poll of 1,037 Iranians was conducted in July 2014 by the University of Tehran's Center for Public Opinion Research working in conjunction with the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. The following graphics are excerpts from the report.

Click here for the full results.