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Support high in Afghanistan for Taliban peace talks

Support high in Afghanistan for Taliban peace talks

Updated 15 November 2012, 16:40 AEST

Personal security, getting a job and corruption remain the biggest concerns for most people in Afghanistan.

But they are more optimistic about the future than they were a year ago.

Just over half think the country is moving in the right direction and support for the government's pursuit of peace talks with the Taliban remains very high, at 87%.

They're among the results of a comprehensive public opinion survey by the Asia Foundation .

The Foundation's Afghanistan Director, Mark Kryzer, led the team of Afghan researchers, which canvassed the views of over 6,000 people across all 37 provinces.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Mark Kryzer, Asia Foundation's representative in Afghanistan


Karon Snowdon

Karon Snowdon


Karon has been the ABC’s business correspondent for 14 years and has worked as a presenter, reporter and drama producer.

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