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Support for Democracy in Iran
Güneş Murat Tezcür, Taghi Azadarmaki, Mehri Bahar and Hooshang Nayebi
Political Research Quarterly
Vol. 65, No. 2 (JUNE 2012), pp. 235-247
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41635230
Page Count: 13
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This article presents the first systematic analysis of support for democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran and contributes to the scholarly literature on popular views of democracy in an authoritarian regime. It reaches three main findings. First, religiosity is strongly and negatively related with support for democracy. Second, education and age indirectly affect support for democracy; their effects are mediated through satisfaction with regime performance. Third, greater dissatisfaction with the regime strongly correlates with greater demands for democratization. The data come from a survey conducted in Tehran in 2008 and the 2005 Iranian World Values Survey.
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