January 30, 2017
Iranian Attitudes About US-Iran Relations in the Trump Era
By Future of Iran Initiative
The transition of leadership in the United States and the one year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)’s implementation served as the impetus for this new study. It is the latest study in a series for Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) on Iranian and American attitudes about Iran’s nuclear program, the negotiations that led to the nuclear deal, and the country’s economic and security policies. Data for this study was collected in mid-December 2016 by IranPoll.com.
The report summarizes the findings as follows: 1. enthusiasm for nuclear deal declines, while support for nuclear program stays high. 2. U.S. seen as actively obstructive, contrary to commitment under nuclear deal. 3. little appetite for renegotiating the nuclear deal. 4. strong support for fighting ISIS, but not for collaborating with the U.S. 5. majorities regard Russia, China, and Germany favorably, while France, Britain, and especially the United States are viewed unfavorably. 6. President Rouhani Losing Popularity as the May 2017 presidential elections approach.