Renewed Afghan pessimism

Results show Afghan pessimism

Afghans are less confident in the ability of the United States and its allies to provide security and more willing to negotiate with the Taliban than they were a year ago, according to a new poll. Read the story »

Behind the scenes footage

VIDEO | Pollsters were taught to conduct in-person interviews. Watch video of their training, and their work out in the field.

34 provinces

PHOTOS | 1,691 Afghans from all 34 of the country's provinces were polled. See photos of the data collection.

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Twenty-eight percent of Afghans said they want U.S. and allied troops to leave before next summer. See what else they said.

Read the results

Read full results of the 74-question survey.

About this poll

This Washington Post/ABC News/BBC/ARD poll is based on in-person interviews with a random national sample of 1,691 Afghan adults Oct. 29-Nov. 13, 2010. Interviews were conducted in Dari and Pasto, the country's two principal languages. The results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points.

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