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IRI Releases Survey of Afghanistan Public Opinion

August 14, 2009

Kabul, Afghanistan – IRI today released its survey of Afghanistan public opinion  along with its analysis of the poll findings.  The poll was conducted July 16-26, 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 2,400 adult men (50 percent) and women (50 percent), yielding an overall margin of error of ± 2.0 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.