(S//REL) at the local level unemployment ranks as the top 12%. Nearly 30% of Afghans believe that the Taliban are the greatest threat to Afghanistan. Afghans identify insurgents concern (18%) followed fairly closely with basic national importance followed by television and family and friends. Men rely on radio and presence of Taliban all come in second at needs such as electricity, food, water, and health care. Baseline Perceptions of the Afghan People, FEB 2007, POTF-AF S2: This direction believed (22%), while unemployment, poor economy, and the Radio is the most Afghans said they would completely trust information from foreign forces and 44% would trust the popular means for people to receive information of Islam is in danger due to the disarmament (26%). Just over half of the information elements, SITREPs, SIGACTs, and contracted surveys. SECURITY: Afghans cite a little bit. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: Afghans, on average believe that the motives of stated security as Afghanistans biggest problem Afghans feel that their economic prosperity has increased since the fall of the Taliban. When asked what is the biggest thirds believe that unemployment for driving insecurity, not the insurgents. Altai word of mouth for information. Only 20% of Islamic countries can be a democracy without becoming westernized. Close to half of both Sunni and foreign forces are necessary in Afghanistan and 74% believe they should stay until perceptions or to maintain positive perceptions that support the CJTF-76 mission and Shia and all ethnicities believe problem presence of coalition forces/foreign fighters. document combines the results of somewhat agreed that religious authorities should lead people in obeying their foreign forces helping a lot. will perceptions through monthly perception / trends Afghanistan with respect. Three-quarters still support level while at the national faith while political leaders should make government in 2006. This has remained unchanged since 2004. 90% of Afghans back President Karzai and this has remained the same since 2004. Most people perceive decisions about running the analysis utilizing information gathered from PSYOP women rely on as bringing insecurity rather than foreign forces but blame government. Two four surveys, Altai Consulting (2006) ANDP weaken / destroy Islam. This line of DEVELOPMENT: When asked what the main reason for the countrys progress was nearly a third cites security, followed by peace/end of war (29%) and then persuasion appears to be ineffective since only 12% of the 21% of the Afghan populace felt the country was going in the wrong and PME surveys, Asia Foundation (2006) A Survey of the Afghan 75% say the U.S. treats objectives. POTF-AF will continually update the region. Kabul has the highest perception rate of People, and U.S. Department of is unlikely that it will gather long-term support. Another line of democracy as meaning freedom while others said democracy means peace, and a smaller number said rights and laws. Over half of those asked strongly agreed and 29% persuasion contained in most insurgent propaganda is that the coalition forces are here to State, Office of Research (2007) Afghanistan: Closer to One religious laws should dictate all aspects of level jobs, collecting weapons, and more ANA provide more security. The majority of life including economics, politics, culture, and family. Nation Than a House propaganda. There has been an increase in resentment and resistance towards the Taliban as a result. This reliance on intimidation is their greatest GOVERNANCE: Most Afghans (85%) believe Afghanistan should be a unified nation. Nearly 9 out of 10 people say they have confidence in the national weakness as it Divided to establish baseline perceptions of the target (86%). Most Afghans are proud of their ANA (84%) and ANP (76%) but only a third believe they are very capable of protecting their area. audience (Afghan Populace). The intent was not to provide demographic data but to provide a baseline in the PROPAGANDA: In 2006, there were over 1000 Afghans trust the ANA (84%) and ANP U.S. military Consulting concludes that jobs and more ANP Perceptions of foreign forces reconstruction efforts vary widely from region reports of insurgent improve security at the local operations in developing programs to change negative foreign forces are to bring peace and security. Three out of to presence which is down from 81% in 2005. with USA, Japan, Germany, and India. perceptions in specific areas. This information is important for psychological four Afghans believe propaganda throughout Afghanistan. In most areas intimidation is the primary means for populaces When asked which country is providing the most aid, nearly half of the Afghans responded Afghanistan is fully at peace.