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Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People

More recent survey information is now available:
Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People.

On October 28, 2008, The Asia Foundation released findings from its fourth public opinion poll in Afghanistan, "Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People" which covers the largest population sample ever surveyed at one time in all 34 of Afghanistan's provinces. The Asia Foundation has conducted four surveys, dating back to 2004, which collectively establish an accurate, long-term barometer of public opinion across the country to help assess the direction in which Afghanistan is moving in the post-Taliban era. The 2008 survey captures the Afghan public's perceptions of reconstruction, security, governance, and attitudes towards government and informal institutions, as well as poppy cultivation, the status of women, the role of Islam, and the impact of media. The fieldwork for the survey was conducted during June 12-July 2, 2008, when 543 Afghan men and women conducted in-person interviews with a multi-stage random sample of 6,593 Afghan citizens 18 years of age and older from different social, economic, and ethnic communities in rural and urban areas in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.

Read more about the survey or download the full report, "Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People."

Read about or download the Analytical Volume, "State Building, Security, and Social Change in Afghanistan.

Resources - Afghanistan in 2008

Survey:

"Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Key Findings

Dari translations of Key Findings, FAQ, and Press Release

Pashto translations of Key Findings, FAQ, and Press Release

Analytical Volume:

"State Building, Security, and Social Change in Afghanistan."

Dari translation of Press Release

Pashto translation of Press Release

Resources - 2007, 2006, and 2004 Surveys

Afghanistan in 2007:

Afghanistan in 2006: Full survey and key findings in English, and Pashto and Dari key findings.

Afghanistan in 2004: Full survey in English.

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