31 Jan '14, 1am

Report Shows Afghans Overwhelmingly Against Taliban Rule

Report Shows Afghans Overwhelmingly Against Taliban Rule by Carla Babb, Voice of America A study obtained by VOA shows that Afghan citizens overwhelmingly oppose Taliban rule and believe their living conditions have improved over the last 10 years. The study, conducted by the Kabul-based ATR (Assess, Transform and Reach) consulting firm, surveyed more than 4,200 Afghans from 11 provinces. Taliban rule rejected ATR Consulting says only 13 percent of Afghan men and less than 2 percent of Afghan women surveyed are willing to have the Taliban govern them. The study reveals a geographic divide among Afghan men. Only 3 percent of those surveyed in northern provinces say they want to see the Taliban rule, but 27 percent of men in the country's south favor that option. Alam Payind, the director of the Middle East Studies Center at the Ohio State University, tells VOA this differen...

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