The Asia Foundation Releases Survey of Afghan Public Opinion
October 28, 2009
In Kabul on October 27, The Asia Foundation released the results of its fifth survey of Afghan public opinion. Afghanistan in 2009: A Survey of the Afghan People, conducted nationwide throughout the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, is a comprehensive, first-hand assessment of public perception on a wide range of major policy issues vital to the daily lives of Afghans. In-person interviews with 6,406 respondents took place between June 17 and July 6, prior to the national elections, and were administered by Afghan survey teams totaling 648 men and women. Covering everything from security, the economy, and governance to democratic values and the status of women, the survey provides a striking snapshot of public opinion that not only offers crucial data but also valuable insights about the problems Afghans face and the direction in which their country is moving.
The presentation, pictured below, was given in English, Dari, and Pashto by the Foundation’s deputy country representative in Afghanistan, Michael Haines, and senior program officers Fazel Rabi Haqbeen and Fazel Rabi Wardak.
Photographs by Susan Marx, a member of The Asia Foundation staff in Kabul.
The entire poll, including its methodology and its questionnaire, is available on our website, here, where previous surveys from 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008 can also be found.
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