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Iranian Alert - June 10, 2005 - IRAN SURVEY REVEALS: America Helps Their Chances at Freedom
Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.10.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 06/10/2005 2:01:40 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Iranians Feel America's Presence in the Region Helps Their Chances at Freedom

Rob Sobhani, Belga Press Agency:

Public Opinion Survey in Iran
To view the Executive Summary - First Survey - in PDF, click here.

A recent public opinion survey of Iranians, conducted by The Tarrance Group, surprisingly found that a vast majority (74%) of Iranians feel America’s presence in the Middle East will increase the probability of democracy in their own country. The survey, which was the first of its kind, found, two-thirds of Iranians believe that regime change in Iraq has been a positive

for both neighboring countries: with 66% believing that it served Iran’s national interests, while 65% believed the Iraqi people will, in the long-run, be better off.

Commissioned by the Iran Institute for Democracy, the survey discovered that a solid majority (65%) of Iranian adults consider fundamental change in Iran’s system of government, especially its Constitution, a must to bring freedom and more opportunities to their homeland.

Validating reports of widespread discontent with the clerical regime, three-fourths of Iranians (73%) support the call for a national referendum through which Iranians are given a chance to choose the form of government of their choice. Significantly,

almost all Iranians reject their government’s attempts to keep exiled Iranians out of the political and economic equation of Iran. Fully 84% of all Iranians say Iranians living abroad should have a role in shaping the political and economic future of their homeland.

Presidential Election:

Regarding the forthcoming Presidential elections, in a troubling sign for the regime, nearly four of every five Iranians (79%) say that the upcoming elections should not be held unless they are free, fair and transparent.

While more than 70% of Iranians feel the world is closely monitoring the June 17 election process, in a telling sign, 57% of the population would be inclined to support a boycott of the elections if conditions for a free, fair and transparent election are not met.

Demonstrating disinterest in the pool of candidates, only 39% of adults were able to chose a candidate representing their viewpoint, with Hashemi Rafsanjani only leading (32%) among those who could identify with a candidate. Hence, Mr. Rafsanjani only enjoys 13% support among all Iranians, including those who could not identify an acceptable candidate. That said, when asked to make a prediction, 42% of all surveyed predicted Rafsanjani would be declared the winner of elections, indicating a perception of a predetermined conclusion.

Nuclear Issue:

On the nuclear issue, a solid majority of surveyed respondents inside Iran (60%) feel that the international community’s worry about the prospects of terrorists obtaining weapons of mass destruction is real. Further, a plurality (42%) says the Islamic Republic gaining access to nuclear weapons would add to their anxiety, discomfort and ability to sleep comfortably at night, while only 37% say it would not burden their peace of mind.

Methodology

Commissioned by the Iran Institute for Democracy, the survey was conducted among N=758 adults age 16+ (voting age) in Iran, from May 26 through June 4, 2005. Sample design, questionnaire design, and data processing were conducted by The Tarrance Group. Random digit dialing (RDD) was used to generate the sample, and interviews were conducted via telephone from a call center in the United States using Farsi-speaking interviewers. The margin of error associated with a sample of this size of +/- 3.6%, at the 95% confidence level. The average interview length was 24.6 minutes.

Dr. Rob Sobhani of Iran Institute for Democracy, +1-240-401-8930; or Mr. B.J. Martino of The Tarrance Group, +1-703-684-6688

DoctorZin:

Finally, a survey we can trust!

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1 posted on 06/10/2005 2:01:45 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 06/10/2005 2:03:01 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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3 posted on 06/10/2005 2:35:36 PM PDT by StoneGiant
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4 posted on 06/10/2005 3:33:42 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† ||Iran Azadi|| WA Fraud: votes outnumber voters, court sez it's okay!)
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A recent public opinion survey of Iranians, conducted by The Tarrance Group, surprisingly found that a vast majority (74%) of Iranians feel America’s presence in the Middle East will increase the probability of democracy in their own country. The survey, which was the first of its kind, found, two-thirds of Iranians believe that regime change in Iraq has been a positive

I'm so confused! I was just told by a Freeper that Muslims always lie. So how can I be really really really sure this is true.
/worldclass sarcasm


5 posted on 06/10/2005 5:00:25 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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Hope the US people and government stand with the Iranian people and support their desire to be free.


6 posted on 06/10/2005 7:37:04 PM PDT by Khashayar (Screw You and Your Gas!)
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Hope the US people and government stand with the Iranian people and support their desire to be free.

I hope so too my FRiend. I'm here in the US standing with you as you press on toward freedom. I am confident there are many more doing the same.

7 posted on 06/10/2005 8:01:57 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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appreciate that and I will transfer that message of solidarity to my friends here in Iran!


8 posted on 06/10/2005 9:45:57 PM PDT by Khashayar (Screw You and Your Gas!)
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Stay safe!!


9 posted on 06/10/2005 10:35:36 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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10 posted on 06/11/2005 2:05:01 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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