ABC News: Afghans Slightly More Optimistic Despite Turmoil

November 14, 2017 — The Asia Foundation’s 2017 Survey of the Afghan People is featured in more than 200 international and Afghan media outlets including ABC News, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, US News & World Report, Tolo News, and Yahoo! News.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are slightly more optimistic about the future than they were last year, despite a stagnant economy and near-constant attacks by a revitalized Taliban, according to the results of a nationwide poll released Tuesday. The annual survey by the San Francisco-based Asia Foundation, released in Kabul, found that 32.8 percent of Afghans believe their country is moving in the right direction, up from 29.3 percent in 2016. Another 61.2 percent said the country is heading in the wrong direction, down from 65.9 percent — a record high — in 2016.

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