As Iran heads into presidential elections this week, Iranians have mixed views on political roles for religious figures but a large majority backs sharia law, according to a poll published on Tuesday.
As part of the Pew Research Center poll that shows contradictions between republicanism and theocratic rule in Iran, 40 percent of Iranians said religious figures should play a large role in politics.
Twenty-six percent said religious figures should have some influence in political matters. Thirty percent said they should have not too much or no influence. [Reuters] Read more