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Afghans' outlook on lives remains bleak

(Xinhua)

10:05, August 07, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Afghans' views of their lives have improved little between 2011 and 2012, as a majority still believe that they are "struggling," according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.

About one in four Afghans rate their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering" -- a ratio essentially unchanged from the year before -- and the percentage of those who are "thriving" remains flat at 4 percent. Among the surveyed, 71 percent said they are still "struggling," the poll finds.

Gallup classifies respondents on how they rate their current and future lives on a ladder scale with steps numbered from 0 to 10. The rating of 7 or higher are classified as "thriving," and the rating of 4 or lower are classified as "suffering." The remainder ratings are classified as "struggling."

Afghans, on average, rate their current lives at a low 3.88. The rating has showed no gains since it dropped from a high of 4. 76 in 2010. Afghans' outlook for their future also remains near its lowest point since Gallup began asking this question in 2008. Their average rating of how their lives will be in five years is 5. 33, down from a high of 5.82 in 2010.
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