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  • CHARTS: Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    After gains last year, the latest national survey in Afghanistan finds declines in ratings of the presence, performance and popularity of the United States and its NATO/ISAF allies. Sponsored by ABC News, the BBC, ARD and The Washington Post, the survey was based on face-to-face interviews with nearly 1,700 Afghans across the country.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    Confidence in the ability of the United States to provide security is up sharply in Helmand and Kandahar, the two provinces where Western governments are focusing their efforts. In the rest of Afghanistan, however, confidence in the U.S. has dropped significantly.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    While the Taliban, along with al Qaeda, still bear the brunt of the blame for Afghanistan's violence, one in four now blames the United States or its NATO allies, more than double the level a year ago.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    Despite the surge in Western forces, this poll finds reports of Taliban activity on the rise in many regions of Afghanistan. And fewer overall say the Taliban have been weakened in the past year - down 7 points from the number who said so a year ago.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    Support for the presence of United States military forces in Afghanistan is down overall since last year. It drops particularly among those who report greater violence in their area, and poorer overall living conditions.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    After sharp gains a year ago, Afghans report less optimism about the country's direction and somewhat lower expectations for their own lives and their children's alike.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    Positive ratings of overall living conditions and security from crime and violence are unchanged in Afghanistan as a whole - but ratings of the availability of jobs and economic opportunities, freedom of movement, the rights of women and support for agriculture all have dropped since last year.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    An index based on positive ratings of local living conditions is down overall since last year, and the declines are particularly steep in areas outside those where the U.S. and NATO efforts are focused. Positive ratings of local living conditions have increased most notably in Helmand, where Western military activity has been paired with development efforts.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    Despite the aid money that is being poured into the country, more Afghans say their economic opportunities are getting worse rather than getting better. More also say their freedom of movement, as well as their overall security from crime and violence, has worsened.
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  • Afghanistan: Where Things Stand

    While large majorities of Afghans support girls' education and women voting, fewer favor women holding jobs outside the home and working in government. Just 50 percent of Afghans support women moving about without a male relative in their village or neighborhood - and fewer still support a woman traveling outside her village or neighborhood unaccompanied by a male relative.
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