Poll: Iraqis' optimism, support for democracy up sharply since last year

On security, 85% of all respondents described the current situation as very good or quite good – up 23% on a year ago…

Those who say their lives are going very well or quite well are now 65% of the total, up 9%. And there is a 14% increase – to 60% – of those who think things will be better in Iraq as a whole in a year from now.

The survey shows that some aspects of everyday life are improving, too.