WIN-GIA Releases Global Poll on U.S. Presidential Election

KABUL, Afghanistan, October 21, 2016 – WIN/Gallup International released the results of its Global Survey on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, a global study of 44,194 people, in 45 countries between August and September 2016. ACSOR-Surveys conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan. The nationally representative survey consisted of 1,786 face-to-face interviews in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Respondents were both men (51%) and women (49%), aged 18 and over. Data was weighted to reflect population estimates.

Overall, 61% of Afghans say they would vote for Hillary Clinton if they could vote in the U.S. Election, while 22% would vote for Donald Trump. Seventeen percent did not know or gave no response. Seventy-four percent of Afghans feel that the U.S. election will have a very high or high impact on their country, while 23% feel it will have a small impact or no impact.  These results are in line with those from the West Asian region, in which 61% support Clinton and 19% support Trump. Worldwide, 59% of respondents would vote for Clinton if they could, while 25% would vote for Trump.

The poll has received press coverage from The New York Times, The Independent, and The Diplomat.

For more information, please see the press release at the WIN-GIA website. For detailed results and cross-country and cross-regional comparisons, click here.

This entry was posted on October 21, 2016

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