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Survey: Afghans More Pessimistic About Future Than Before

A new survey has determined that approximately 70 percent of Afghans believe their country is moving in the wrong direction, showing the lowest level of optimism in more than a decade. “The national mood in Afghanistan is at a record low, and Afghans are pessimistic because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment and slow job growth,” according to the annual survey by the San Francisco-based Asia Foundation released Wednesday. Why are they pessimistic? It says that a lack...

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