The Egyptian centre for Public Opinion research, “Baseera”, conducted a public opinion poll measuring Egyptians’ evaluation of the cabinet’s performance, the extent to which they feel safe, and their evaluation of their living conditions. This is the first poll to be published by “Baseera” regarding the performance of Dr Hazem Al Beblawi’s government, which was formed in the wake of the 30 June Revolution.
The poll results indicate that 37% of Egyptians view the performance of Dr.Hazem El-Beblawi’s government as good and 49% believe it to be average, while only 15% deem it as bad.
The percentage of those who describe the cabinet’s performance as good varies from 33% among females to 41% among males. Although there are no clear differences between urban governorates, Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in terms of the percentage of those who view the cabinet’s performance as good, the percentage of those who view its performance as bad is 18% in urban governorates and dips to 14% in Lower Egypt and 13% in Upper Egypt.
Results also indicate that older respondents are more satisfied with the government’s performance, with the approval rating ranging from 31% among youth aged 18-29, to 44% among those aged 50 or above. The percentage of those who view its performance as average, ranges from 53% among youth aged 18-29, to 42% among those aged 50 or above. The percentage that views it as bad ranges from 16% among youth aged 18-29, to 13% among citizens aged 50 or above.
The percentage of individuals satisfied with the cabinet’s performance decreases as their level of education increases. It reaches 41% among those with less than intermediate education, and decreases to 30% among those with a university education. The percentage that views it as bad, meanwhile, increases from 13% among those with a less than intermediate education to 18% among those with a university education.
Respondents were asked if they currently feel safe, with 66% replying that they do compared to 34% that do not. It is worth mentioning that when the same question was asked at the end of August, only 27% replied that they feel safe compared to the 73% that do not, indicating an improvement in citizens’ perception of the general security situation in the country.
Respondents were also asked about their standard of living compared to last year, with 31% of them replying that it had improved, 38% that it has remained the same, 30% that it had gotten worse, and 1% that they did not know.
The poll was conducted using landline and mobile telephones on a sample size of 1,724, ages 18 or older, nationwide. All interviews were conducted on 25 and 26 September 2013. The response rate was approximately 75%, while the results’ margin of error is less than 3%.