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IRI Releases Survey of Afghanistan Public Opinion

January 19, 2010

Kabul, Afghanistan – IRI today released its survey and analysis of Afghanistan public opinion.  The poll was conducted November 16-25, 2009.  IRI has conducted surveys in Afghanistan since 2003.  The goal of the research program is to gauge Afghan public opinion and to use the information in support of Afghanistan’s elections process.

The randomly selected sample consists of 2,380 adult men (50 percent) and women (50 percent), yielding an overall margin of error of ± two percent at the midrange of the 95 percent confidence level.  The survey was collected using in-person, face to face interviews by trained professional interviewers.  A multistage stratification proportionate to population, with random selection of households and respondents in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan was used.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IRI advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, good governance, and the rule of law.