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Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People

On November 9, 2010, The Asia Foundation released findings from Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People – the broadest public opinion poll in the country. Conducted by The Asia Foundation's office in Afghanistan, the 2010 survey polled 6,467 Afghan citizens across all 34 provinces in the country on security, development, economy, government, corruption, and women's issues to assess the mood and direction of the country. In-person interviews were conducted from June 18 – July 5, 2010 with a multi-stage random sample of Afghan citizens 18 years of age and older, both women and men, from different social, economic, and ethnic communities in rural and urban areas.

Findings from Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People will be available November 15, 2011.

Previous polls were released in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2004. Taken together, the six surveys provide a barometer of public opinion across Afghanistan.

Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Key Findings
Press Release
Dari translations of Key Findings, FAQ, and Press Release
Pashto translations of Key Findings, FAQ, and Press Release


Resources - 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2004 Surveys


Afghanistan in 2009: A Survey of the Afghan People


Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People


Afghanistan in 2007: A Survey of the Afghan People


Afghanistan in 2006: A Survey of the Afghan People
Full survey and key findings in English, and Pashto and Dari key findings. Also see "Practical Challenges: Conducting Survey Research in Afghanistan."


Afghanistan in 2004: A Survey of the Afghan People
Full survey in English.


In addition, The Asia Foundation published a companion analytical assessment in 2008. Read the 2008 Analytical Volume, State Building, Security, and Social Change in Afghanistan (2008).

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