Kabul, Afghanistan — IRI today released findings of a nation-wide public opinion survey that showed security as the number one concern of Afghan citizens. The poll also showed that a majority believe life is better today in Afghanistan than two years ago.

Other results include:

The survey was conducted February 11-April 24, 2004. The data collectors interviewed 2,378 voters from across Afghanistan. The margin of error is 2.05 percent. IRI and Williams & Associates, a U.S.-based survey research firm, processed and analyzed the data. IRI conducted this project in order to improve communications between the voters and decision-makers. The poll was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

IRI has been active in Afghanistan since early 2002, working with local democratic leaders and NGOs.

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