Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2013

Gallup survey reveals 80% Egyptians ‘worse off’ under Morsi than Mubarak

Most Egyptians say they were happier under the President Hosni Mubarak than during the presidency of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, according to a new Gallup survey.

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The pessimism, coupled with the ongoing violence, points to “a dark and concerning path for the country.”

Asked if they thought Egypt was better off or worse off than it was before Mubarak’s resignation in 2011, 80 percent of Egyptians said it was worse off, according to the results of Gallup’s face-to-face interviews with 1,149 Egyptians aged 15 and older between June 12 and 19 in that country.

Asked to guess if Egypt would be better off or worse off five years from now, half of the respondents said their country was likely to be worse off. Thirty-two percent said it would be better off.

“The euphoria that Egyptians exhibited across public squares after Mubarak resigned has long passed. More than two years later and prior to the removal of Mubarak’s elected successor (Morsi), Egyptians were noticeably pessimistic about what the resignation has gained their country,” Gallup says.

“The latest levels of pessimism, coupled with recent bouts of violence related to the forceful breakup of pro-Morsi protests this week, and the ensuing violence since then, point to a dark and concerning path for the country.”

Unemployment and jobs were a noted reason behind the uprising, but the survey indicates “70 percent of Egyptians believe employment opportunities in the private sector have declined, and 68 percent think the same about the private sector.”

More details on the survey here


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