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.