Monday, January 11, 2010
A BBC News, ABC News, and Germany's ARD Survey reveal Afghani's as Optimistic
Especially good news for the U.S. is that 68% now support the presence of American forces in their country,. This is up from 63% a year ago. The level of support for NATO forces has risen to 62%, up 3% from a year ago.
71% of those surveyed in the recent poll said they believe the situation in Afghanistan will improve in the next 12 months, while only 5% felt it would get worse.
Of the 1,500 Afghans involved in the December 2009 survey 90% want their country to continue to be run by the present government. A mere 6% said they wanted a Taliban run government.
A majority, 69% believe the Taliban is the biggest danger to their country while 66% blame Al Qaeda and foreign militants for the violence in Afghanistan.
Perhaps the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is finally winning over the Afghan people. Let us hope for a quick and successful completion to our mission so we can extricate our troops from the region and bring them home.
To read the full survey results go here.
Via: BBC News