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A Survey of the Afghan People: Afghanistan in 2017

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:11pm

A Survey of the Afghan People: Afghanistan in 2017 - The Asia Foundation

Despite security and economic concerns, there is a slight rise in optimism. The number of Afghans who say the country is moving in the right direction has increased and optimism has risen slightly, reversing a decade-long downward trajectory in national mood. At the same time, fears about security and the economy affect attitudes about the future of the country, and a large number of respondents indicate they would leave the country if afforded the opportunity. The Survey of the Afghan People is the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions. Since 2004, the Survey has gathered the opinions of more than 97,000 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.

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