In September 2000 the Institute of Southern African Studies, Maseru, and the Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, conducted a national survey of public opinion on developmental issues in Lesotho. The intention was to gauge the sentiments of a representative sample of adult residents about a range of socio- political and economic issues. This book represents the findings of that survey and outlines the methodology used in the design of it. The commentary, provided by Southern African scholars mainly from the University of Lesotho is accompanied by relevant tables, graphs and maps. The first in a series of three books, it will be followed by the findings of similar surveys carried out in South Africa and Namibia.