2016 Survey of the Afghan People Release in Kabul and Washington, DC

Released on December 7 in Kabul, Afghanistan and in Washington DC, the 2016 Survey of the Afghan People provides insight into the views of Afghans on issues central to the country’s development. The national mood in Afghanistan is at a record low, and Afghans are pessimistic because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment and slow job growth.

The 2016 Survey polled 12,658 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure and physically challenging environments. Since 2004, the Survey has gathered the opinions of more than 87,000 Afghan men and women, providing a unique longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, the economy, governance and government services, elections, media, women’s issues, and migration.

Related locations: Afghanistan
Related programs: Survey of the Afghan People