Washington Post Cites Data from Asia Foundation’s Annual Survey of the Afghan People
October 23, 2018 — The Washington Post reports on the recent elections in Afghanistan and cites data from The Asia Foundation’s Survey of the Afghan People. The article highlights citizens’ perceptions of the Afghan government and features analysis from the Foundation’s InAsia blog, “By the Numbers: Is Afghanistan’s Democracy at Risk?“:
An Asia Foundation poll, conducted annually since 2006, found that public support for democracy and key institutions in Afghanistan is dropping. Less than half the population trusts the country’s Independent Election Commission, and confidence in members of parliament is falling.
The longest-running barometer of Afghan opinion, the Survey of the Afghan People has gathered the views of more than 97,000 Afghans since 2004, providing a portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, elections, the economy, governance and women’s issues.
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