We've spent years developing close relationships with first-quality international field work providers, putting our clients in a position to produce rigorous, representative public opinion research virtually anywhere in the world, conflict zones included.
We've produced an in-depth study of tax morale for the Afghan Revenue Department, consulted on a federally sponsored survey in Yemen, completed successive surveys of attitudes toward the police in Afghanistan for the United Nations Development Programme and since 2004 have produced groundbreaking analyses of 12 national polls in Afghanistan and Iraq, drawing together a consortium of international media partners in a unique series of research projects that's attracted global recognition.
Reported in ABC News’ “Where Things Stand” series, our Afghanistan and Iraq polls have received two news Emmy awards, seven Emmy nominations and the 2010 Policy Impact Award of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, which cited the work as "a stellar example of high-impact public opinion polling at its finest." The results have been cited in a presidential address, in Congressional and parliamentary testimony and debate, by a wide range of high-level policy makers and in numerous military, think-tank and academic publications.
Conflict-area research is complex and challenging. We’ve coordinated closely with our colleagues at D3 Systems and its affiliates KA Research in Istanbul and ACSOR in Kabul to ensure the highest possible level of data quality. We’ve presented on our results and methodology alike at venues including the ESOMAR World Congress, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and AAPOR national conferences.
Our results have shown cycles of hope, despair and recovery, underscoring the mosaic of needs and concerns of the Afghan and Iraqi populations and tracking the impact of security and development efforts there. As this work has proceeded, quality research has grown to become recognized as an integral element of international efforts in conflict zones.
Click here for our analysis of an extensive survey for the United Nations Development Programme on views of the police in Afghanistan, released in January 2012 (or here for the January 2011 version); here for our April 2012 report on the latest "Afghan Futures" study by ACSOR/D3 Systems (previous report here) and here for our last Afghanistan survey for ABC News, the BBC, ARD German TV and The Washington Post in December 2010.