SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 (UPI) — A survey of the national sentiment of citizens across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan finds most feel their situation and the country are improving.

The Asia Foundation, a U.S-based think tank with offices in Kabul, surveyed more than 6,000 Afghan adults chosen by a random sample from June 17 to July 6.

The 231-page report on the results of the survey finds 42 percent of the respondents felt the country was headed in the right direction. In 2004, that sentiment was held by 64 percent of the population, though that level dropped to 38 percent in 2008.

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