Afghan Citizen Perception Survey
This study aims to measure Afghans’ perception key political and security issues and to determine the disposition of the populace vis-à-vis the Taliban.
ATR conducted in depth qualitative and quantitative research with more than 4,200 respondents in different regions to shed light on dominant perceptions of the Taliban, of state control, as well as the role of the international community in Afghanistan in the future. 18 districts and 9 cities were selected so as to be representative of the country’s diverse geographic, socioeconomic, tribal and ethnic contexts. Several of the locations surveyed as well as the subject matter itself added a significant element of danger to the researchers. Utilizing the depth of ATR’s network and experience, full risk mitigation measures were integrated into the research methodology to minimize the danger to field staff.