SURVEY OF THE AFGHAN PEOPLE
The longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions, the 2015 Survey of the Afghan People provides insight into issues central to Afghanistan's development. At right, a rapt audience in Kabul receives the 2015 survey data. This year includes face-to-face interviews with 9,586 Afghan citizens representing 14 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces. A source of optimism is Afghanistan's growing access to information and expanding media sector. A majority (82%) own at least one mobile phone, 62% own a television, and 21% have access to the internet. The survey also reflects Afghans' frustration with the country's numerous challenges. More than two-thirds of Afghans report they fear for their personal safety, the highest percentage in a decade, while 74% say they have heard of ISIS and more than half of them say the group poses a threat. View photos from our DC and Kabul events. Read further analysis in our blog.