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Arab/Muslim Public Opinion Polls: Public Opinion in Iran

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

 
A great deal
Somewhat
Not at all
Don't know/Refused
Sanctions hurt Iranians' livelihoods
56%
29%
10%
5%
Sanctions personally hurt your livelihood
48%
35%
14%
2%

Given the scale of the sanctions against Iran, do you think Iran should continue to develop its nuclear power capabilities, or not?

Yes, continue
No, do not continue
Don't know/Refused
63%
17%
19%

Which of the following groups do you hold MOST RESPONSIBLE for the sanctions against Iran?

2012

The U.S.

47%

The Iranian government

10%

Israel

9%

Western European countries

7%

The United Nations

7%

Someone else

3%

No one

0%

Don't know/Refused

17%

Sources: Mohamed Younis, "Iranians Feel Bite of Sanctions, Blame U.S., Not Own Leaders," Gallup (February 7, 2013).

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