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Polling & Surveys

ATR has pioneered phone polling and interviews in hard to access areas for the private sector and development agencies.

Key Projects in Polling & Surveys

Opinion Research for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

ATR conducted to midline surveys aimed at understanding the local perceptions of adults in Afghanistan. The surveys were nationally representative and supplemented by qualitative field work, which provided context for the findings.

Presidential Approval Rating Survey (Moby Group)

ATR conducted the polling for the first presidential approval rating after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took office. The survey was nationally representative and featured quotas of men and women, as well as both urban and rural respondents across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan.

Taliban Perception Survey

ATR conducted in-depth qualitative and quantitative research with more than 4,200 respondents in different regions of Afghanistan to shed light on dominant perceptions of the Taliban, state control, and the role of the international community in Afghanistan. The finding of this survey have been presented to the American Congress. The sample (18 different districts) was selected so as to be representative of the country’s diverse geographic, socioeconomic, tribal, and ethnic contexts.

Measuring the Behavior and Perceptions of Smartphone Users (Moby Group)

ATR investigated the use of smartphones in Afghanistan, examining rates and conditions of ownership, typical uses of smartphones, and reactions to the concept of accessing various digital media (including videos and television programs) by phone.