What do Myanmar’s Citizens Think?
The Asia Foundation released findings from the first nationwide survey in Myanmar to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes: Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society, in Nay Pyi Taw on December 12 and in Yangon on December 16. The event in Yangon included a discussion with distinguished guests including Thant Myint-U, noted Myanmar historian and chairman, Yangon Heritage Trust, pictured right. The survey finds that after decades of military rule and isolation, people are hopeful about Myanmar's recent transition to democracy, but their optimism is tempered by challenges that remain. Three thousand respondents across all 14 states and regions were interviewed face-to-face. Read analysis by Kim Ninh in this week's blog, and view a slideshow from the survey release in Yangon.