VIENNA, VA, April 9, 2012 – Today D3 Systems releases the second installment of its Afghan Futures series, a survey of 2,018 Afghans by its subsidiary, ACSOR Surveys. The second survey in a three-part series features a detailed look at how Afghans view reconciliation talks with the Taliban, attitudes towards US and NATO/ISAF forces, women’s rights, and the current security situation in the country.
The latest Afghan Futures survey finds the majority of Afghans in favor of reaching a settlement with the Taliban. Underlining this support for reconciliation is a growing sense among Afghans that the Taliban are becoming more moderate than when they previously ruled the country.
Wave 2 of Afghan Futures was conducted from January 24th to February 3rd in all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Wave 3 of the survey is now underway and will examine any changes in attitudes after the recent burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base and the death of 17 Afghans in Kandahar province last month. Analysis of the data was prepared by Langer Research Associates of New York.