Conducting National Statistical Surveys
In striving to become the leading source of accurate information about the Iranian American community, PAAIA commissioned Zogby International, a nationally recognized pollster, to survey Iranian American attitudes on important issues in 2008. Follow-up surveys of Iranian Americans were conducted by Zogby Research Services and George Mason University in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015. The surveys are an integral component of better understanding the Iranian American community and having its voice heard through the availability of on-going accurate scientific data. These invaluable surveys were the first of their kind and have been presented to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, the media, and the general public to wide acclaim. In addition, PAAIA has conducted national public opinion surveys of American perceptions of Iranian Americans and Iran as well as U.S. public opinion on U.S.-Iran relations in August of 2008 and may of 2015.