For polling analysis and setting quotas, when the sample size allows, we categorize Iranian provinces into the following regions.

 

Iranian provinces and regions:

The grouping is based on ethnicity and language proximity of the residents not their population. Provinces with dominant ethnicities/languages are grouped together with the purpose of providing a meaningful unit of analysis with a feasibly large enough sample size. 

  • Chahar Mahal Bakhtiyari - Central
  • Esfahan - Central
  • Kohkiluyeh va Boyer Ahmad - Central
  • Yazd - Central
  • Gilan - North
  • Golestan - North
  • Mazandaran - North
  • North Khorasan - North East
  • Razavi Khorasan - North East
  • South Khorasan - North East
  • Ardabil - North West
  • East Azerbaijan - North West
  • West Azerbaijan - North West
  • Zanjan - North West
  • Bushehr - South
  • Fars - South
  • Hormozgan - South
  • Kerman - South East
  • Sistan va Baluchistan - South East
  • Khuzestan - South West
  • Lorestan - South West
  • Alborz - Tehran
  • Ghazvin - Tehran
  • Hamedan - Tehran
  • Markazi - Tehran
  • Qom - Tehran
  • Semnan - Tehran
  • Tehran - Tehran
  • Ilam - West
  • Kermanshah - West
  • Kurdistan - West

THE FOLLOWING IS A SELECTION OF THE TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS COVERED IN VOXIRAN:

1. MARKET AND BUSINESS:

  • Iranians Brand Awareness, Attitude, and Usage (AAU)

2. POLITICS:

  • Elections (Iran and Other Countries)
  • Law and Order
  • Government and Politics
  • Foreign Affairs and Policy 
  • Sources of News and Information 

3. SECURITY:

  • Iran’s Nuclear Program
  • National Security

4. PUBLIC FIGURES:

  • Views and Opinions on Iranian Public Figures (33 Individuals)
  • Views and Opinions on World Public Figures (32 Individuals)

5. OTHER COUNTRIES:

  • Views and Opinions on Other Countries (31 countries)
  • Views and Opinions on Groups of Countries

6. ECONOMICS:

  • Economy and Economic Policy

7. SOCIAL:

  • National and Cultural Identity
  • Religion
  • Family and Relationships
  • Demographics

8. HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES:

  • Human Rights and Democracy
  • Women’s Issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Health and Health Care

9. SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT):

  • Science and Iran’s Scientific Capabilities
  • Information Technology (IT)