Shia or secular state?

"A general process of secularization, known to encourage religious diversity, is taking place in Iran,” declared an online survey titled "Iranians’ attitudes towards religion” conducted by the Group for Analyzing and Measuring Attitudes in Iran (GAMAAN) in collaboration with Ladan Boroumand, co-founder of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran. Conducted from June 6 to 21, 2020, over 50,000 respondents were surveyed, around 90% of whom lived in Iran.                 Religious affiliations of Iranians as surveyed by GAMAAN     When asked "Which of the following is closer to your beliefs and faith?” only 32% explicitly identified as Shia Muslims, while......



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This is an interesting survey! <br><br>More analysis of facts will certainly help, and I hope the researchers and those interested in analyzing these facts (not opinions!) will continue to study their research.
- Yezdyar Kaoosji
- 09-Feb-2022

Nonsense. 6.4 million Zoroastrians in Iran is misleading and no one should believe it. The number of Zoroastrians are much below 25,000. The Majlis elections show that around a total of 5,000 Zoroastrian votes were cast for the Zoroastrian candidates. So where were all these 6.4 million fellows. Even if 10% would have voted for the Zoroastrians candidates as Zoroastrians the number would be around 640,000. Iraqi Kurdistan has around 5,000 Zoroastrians and request that they should be given more attention and treated as Zoroastrians than some fictitious figure of 6.4 million.
- Shapour B Badri
- 07-Feb-2022

 

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