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Asia Foundation to Release Latest Survey of the Afghan People on November 14

October 10, 2012

As the deadline for the transition of Afghanistan’s security from NATO-led forces to the government nears, many raise concerns over the country’s readiness to take on the challenges that the people of Afghanistan will face. On November 14 in Kabul and Washington, D.C., The Asia Foundation will shed light on what Afghans think about this transition, security, women’s issues, economic opportunities, and much more, in its 8th Survey of the Afghan People – the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces.

Stay tuned for the release, as well as analysis of key survey findings in this blog. In the meantime, examine findings from six years of Asia Foundation surveys, broken down by issues and regions on an interactive map, Visualizing Afghanistan; or watch a slideshow that captures some of the 6,348 interviews as they took place for last year’s survey, with pollsters traveling long, arduous distances to survey community members across all 34 diverse provinces. Read analysis from last year’s survey authors on why Afghanistan’s religious institutions are so trusted, rising optimism over reconstruction and rebuilding, and challenges facing women.

Survey of the Afghan People

Pollsters survey community members across all 34 diverse provinces to gather data for the 8th Survey of the Afghan People.


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