January 17, 2006

ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT HE'S DEAD?:

New WPO Poll: Afghan Public Overwhelmingly Rejects al-Qaeda, Taliban: Strongly Supports US and International Presence (World Public Opinion, 1/17/06)

A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of the Afghan public finds an overwhelming majority opposes al-Qaeda and the Taliban, endorses the overthrow of the Taliban and approves of the US military presence in Afghanistan.

Eighty-one percent of Afghans said they think that al-Qaeda is having a negative influence in the world with just 6% saying that it is having a positive influence. An even higher percentage—90%—said they have an unfavorable view of Osama bin Laden, with 75% saying they have a very unfavorable view. Just 5% said they have a favorable view (2% very favorable). These levels were slightly lower in the country’s war zone, the eastern and south-central part of the country: three in five (60%) in those areas had a very unfavorable view of bin Laden.

The poll was developed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes and fielded by ACSOR/D3 Systems, Inc. from November 27 to December 4, 2005, with a sample of 2,089 Afghan adults.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2006 4:52 PM
Comments

I saw this poll on the front page of the NY Slimes today - or was it the Washington Post. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Posted by: obc at January 17, 2006 7:37 PM
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