Should there be tougher economic sanctions imposed on Iran?

Global support for tougher economic sanctions against Iran, 2012 This statistic shows results of a 2012 survey of countries around the world, asking whether they would approve tougher economic sanctions against Iran. 61 percent of respondents in Japan said that would support tougher economic sanctions against Iran.
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Germany80%18%
U.S. 80%16%
Czech Republic79%17%
Britain79%18%
Italy78%15%
France74%26%
Lebanon74%20%
Mexico73%23%
Spain72%25%
Poland71%21%
Egypt70%21%
Jordan68%28%
Brazil62%36%
Japan61%34%
Greece55%39%
Russia46%42%
China38%54%
Turkey34%52%
Approve tougher sanctionsDisapprove tougher sanctions
Germany80%18%
U.S. 80%16%
Czech Republic79%17%
Britain79%18%
Italy78%15%
France74%26%
Lebanon74%20%
Mexico73%23%
Spain72%25%
Poland71%21%
Egypt70%21%
Jordan68%28%
Brazil62%36%
Japan61%34%
Greece55%39%
Russia46%42%
China38%54%
Turkey34%52%
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This statistic shows results of a 2012 survey of countries around the world, asking whether they would approve tougher economic sanctions against Iran. 61 percent of respondents in Japan said that would support tougher economic sanctions against Iran.
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Release date
May 2012
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
March 17, 2012 to April 20, 2012
Number of respondents
Approx. 1000 per country
Age group
8-19 years
Method of interview
Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews
Supplementary notes
Sample size in Brazil was 800, China 3,177, India 4,018, Japan 700, Mexico 1,200 and Pakistan 1,206.
All respondents also clearly opposed Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Countries from the original survey group who did not oppose Iran having nuclear weapons are not shown here.
The source does not provide information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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