Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

Iranians Mixed On Religious Figures In Politics: Poll

posted on June 12, 2013

In light of the upcoming elections in Iran, Ian Simpson of Reuters reports that a new survey shows “Iranians have mixed views on political roles for religious figures.” He writes, “As part of the Pew Research Center poll that shows contradictions between republicanism and theocratic rule in Iran, 40 percent of Iranians said religious figures should play a large role in politics,” while 30 percent said they should have little to no influence. The poll also showed that 83 percent of Iranians say they favor the use of sharia. 


Read at Reuters