Within Iranian society, alongside conservative values, there is strong support for pro-liberal values. In comparison to 62 countries surveyed by WVS and the ESS, Iranian society's potential to foster liberal democracy was found to be higher than Arab countries, such as Egypt, Morocco and Jordan, Asian countries, such as South Korea, India and Thailand and European countries, such as Russia, Ukraine and Romania. Furthermore, an abnormal gap was found between the societal potential for liberal democracy and the actual level of democracy.

For further reading please see the Full Report, pages 34-39