Washington DC – The violence that erupted in the aftermath of the Iran elections left very few around the world untouched. Increasingly, US policymakers have looked to the Iranian-American community and to National Iranian American Council for feedback and guidance. As a grass-roots organization representing Americans of Iranian descent, NIAC in turn depends on feedback and surveys of its membership to determine its priorities and inform its directions. At no time has the input of the NIAC membership been more important than during the tumultuous post-election period.
Only weeks into the election crisis, NIAC conducted a survey of its membership on how the US should respond to the developments in Iran. With more than 500 respondents – a larger number than standard scientific polls on populations of one million – NIAC’s membership surveys have consistently been aligned with statistical surveys of the Iranian-American community conducted by universities and professional pollsters.
So what does the majority of the Iranian-American community want according to the NIAC membership?