D3 Releases Afghan Futures Results Wave 4

Tysons Corner, Virginia, January 2, 2014 –  Today D3 Systems releases results from the fourth installment of its Afghan Futures series, a nationally represented survey of 3,516 Afghans in all 34 provinces of the country, fielded in September 2013 by its subsidiary, ACSOR Surveys.

Afghans are open to a negotiated settlement between the central government and the Taliban even if women’s rights are restricted in the process, according to the latest Afghan Futures survey. Sixty-eight percent of respondents in this random national sample say the central government should negotiate a settlement with Afghan Taliban in which they are allowed to hold political offices if they agree to stop fighting. Support is down from previous waves, when three-quarters of respondents favored such an agreement. However, majorities of both men and women say they would accept a curtailment of women’s rights in freedom of movement, employment, education, and political participation in order to reach an agreement with the Taliban.

 For more in-depth results, please see the article posted on our Research & Publications page.