Monday, March 14, 2011

Latest Poll on Subsidy Reforms, Jobs, Inflation and Sanctions

The Majlis Research Center, the research arm of the Iranian parliament, has published the results of a public opinion poll on the reactions to the government’s four-month old subsidy reform program and other economy-related issues.

  • 57% of the respondents believe the subsidy reforms will lead to rising prices and inflation.
  • 58% of the respondents support the $44 monthly cash payments made by the government to ease the burden on the public resulting from subsidy removals.
  • 55% of the respondents rate the government’s management of the program as “mediocre” or “weak’” while 42% of respondents rate the government’s performance as “good” or “very good.”
  • 65% of the respondents favor job creation programs even if they are inflationary. Creation of jobs is the top priority.
  • 40% of the respondents believe the economic sanctions imposed against Iran have been “very effective.” While 42% believe they are “somehow effective.” And 11% believe they have been “ineffective.”

For a detailed report of the poll results in Farsi, please click here.


Anonymous said...

بعد از "اسکوئی درباره ایران" شما یک : لازم دارید.

Anonymous said...

it seems to me if Iran was as authoritarian as suggested, those result wouldn't of been made public... they do seem plausible though I have no sincere idea what iranians think being but an observer.

Alborz said...

@annoymous March 14, 2001

The Majlis Resreach center is the iranian parliament
If the reult would not ben made public, why it is published by uskowi ?

Anonymous said...

The research paper does not state how the respondents were selected and how the polling was conducted.

This is stat 101, for a research to be credible it needs to outline the methodologies for selecting and conducting the polling.

Nader Uskowi said...

The methodology has been disclosed by Majlis Research Center in its report. If you click on the link, you will see Donyaye Eghtesad's piece (in Farsi) which contains the methodology. Please note Majlis Research Center is a professional organization that conducts polls as part of its mission.