Oct. 25, 2011, 4:19 p.m.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released a new publication, Searching for peace: views and comments from Somalia on the foundations of a new government.
This report explores public opinion in Somalia. Based on 54 focus group discussions with average Somali citizens1 and 28 one-on-one interviews with traditional and religious leaders2 conducted from February to June 2011, the goal of the research was to explore Somalis‟ perceptions of important issues facing the country today, particularly with respect to the formation of a new government and constitution. Specifically, the study explored attitudes toward the following subject areas: