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Quarterly Bulletin

First-Ever Survey on Thailand’s Troubled South

February 11, 2011 — Since 2004, separatist violence in Thailand’s Yala, Narathiwas, and Pattani provinces has claimed over 4,000 lives, and shaken relations between the Malay-Muslim majority and the Buddhist minority. Our first survey of the population of southern Thailand, released December 16 in Bangkok, offers new insight into this conflict in a region that has been notoriously difficult to understand.

Administered in local dialects by specially trained surveyors, the Southern Survey captures the nuanced views of Malay-Muslim and Buddhist communities of the Deep South on national issues, the southern conflict, and prospects for peace. Download the full survey.

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