Strong majority oppose Iran nuclear deal - 174 citizens

Jul 18, 2015

After months of intense negotiations, President Barak Obama announced a potential deal with Iran aimed at curbing the nation’s nuclear capability. Congress, including NH’s two U.S. Senators, was divided on the issue. On July 18, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) put the question to the public, asking Facebook members, “Do you support or oppose the proposed nuclear deal with Iran?”

“Do you support or oppose the proposed nuclear deal with Iran?”

Results: Yes or No Respondents

Iran Nuclear Deal NH Citizen Voices Chart

Participation: 174 participants gave 529 responses

A total of 83% of those participating gave a 'yes or no' response to the question. The remaining 17% of participants engaged in the discussion but did not give a yes or no response. In total, the LFDA received 529 responses from 174 individuals. (Click here for details on our methodology.)

What Participants Said:

No: A strong majority of ‘yes or no’ respondents, at 74%, opposed the nuclear deal with Iran.

  • “Any deal with them isn't worth the paper it’s printed on.”
  • “Keep tight sanctions until they give it up and are willing to prove it with ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections.”
  • “We have only one friend in the region, and this deal puts them In harm’s way.”

Yes: A minority, at 16% of ‘yes or no’ respondents, were in favor of the nuclear deal with Iran.

  • “This deal was brokered with 5 other nations. President Obama is on the right side of history.”
  • “Better to use diplomacy than to wage war.”
  • “I'm very proud of the negotiations with Iran. We have to move toward peace with the world. War isn't the answer.”

Other: As noted above, 17% of those participating did not give a yes or no response, instead addressing their comments to related questions and issues. These included:

  • Lack of knowledge: “None of us know enough about any of this to even have an opinion on it.”
  • History: “Where does this deep seated distrust/hatred of Iran come from? Am I not old enough to get it?”
  • Relevance: “Done deal. Time and history will tell.”

*Editor selection of actual participant quotes. 

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