Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People – Washington DC Launch

On November 15, The Asia Foundation released findings from Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People — the broadest public opinion poll in the country. Conducted by The Asia Foundation’s office in Afghanistan, the 2011 survey polled 6,348 Afghan citizens across all 34 provinces in the country on security, reconciliation, economy, and governance to assess the mood and direction of the country. In-person interviews took place between July 2 and August 1, 2011. The Washington, D.C. survey launch was held at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and was webcast live. With opening remarks by Asia Foundation President David Arnold, a panel of Foundation experts – Sunil Pillai, Technical Adviser, Kabul; Sheilagh Henry, Deputy Country Representative, Kabul; and George Varughese, Country Representative, Nepal and former Representative in Afghanistan – presented the survey findings and took questions from the audience. Andrew Wilder, the Director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs at USIP, moderated the discussion.