Afghan Survey Released: Kabul, Washington
The Asia Foundation just released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, based on face-to-face interviews with 9,260 Afghan men and women across all 34 provinces. As Afghanistan approaches major security and political transitions, and elections in 2014, the survey illuminates citizen views on such critical issues as the elections, security, political participation, the economy, and women’s rights. More than half of Afghans polled say that the outcome of the 2014 election will make a positive difference in their lives, but 81% are concerned about election-day security. See key findings, and read more on our blog, where Sheeba Härmä writes how critical provincial-level institutions are to protecting and advancing women’s rights.