The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research “Baseera” conducted a public opinion poll on Egyptians’ evaluation of both the government’s performance and El-Beblawi’s performance in his capacity as Prime Minister. The opinion poll also measured the extent to which Egyptians feel secure and evaluated their current living conditions.
Results indicate that 20% of Egyptians rate the performance of El-Beblawi’s government as good compared to 27% who rate it as average, while only 19% rate it as bad and 34% who said that they did not know. The percentage of who rate the government performance as good is 14% among women and 26% among men. The percentage who rate it as good falls from 21% among those with less than intermediate education to 17% among those with a university education, while the percentage who replied that they did not know decreases from 47% among those with a less than intermediate education to 14% among those with a university education.
Regarding the performance of El-Beblawi in his capacity as Prime Minister, 18% of Egyptians replied that his performance is good, 25% said that it is average and 19% that it is bad while 38% replied that they did not know. The percentage that views his performance as good rises from 16% among youth aged 18-29, to 23% of Egyptians aged 50 and above. Although there are no differences between the different educational levels in terms of the percentages of those who rate his performance as good, the percentage of those who view his performance as bad increases from 15% among those with less than intermediate education to 31% among those with a university education.
Respondents were asked whether or not they currently felt secure, with 60% replying that they do, compared to 58% at the end of October and 27% at the end of August. The percentage of those who feel secure fell from 62% in Upper Egypt to 58% in Lower Egypt and 57% in urban governorates, with the percentage of women who feel safe falling below the percentage of men who feel the same way (54% and 66%, respectively).
Respondents were asked about their living conditions compared to the previous year; 31% replied that there had been no change, 36% replied that their living conditions had gotten worse and 2% replied that they did not know.
Regarding their expectations for their living conditions during the upcoming year, 60% of Egyptians replied that they expected it to get better (compared to approximately 67% at the end of October) while 3% expect their living conditions to remain the same, 7% that they will be worse and 31% replied that they did not know, compared to 21% at the end of October.
The poll was conducted using landline and mobile telephones on a nationwide sample of 1,503 individuals aged 18 or older. All interviews were conducted on 30 and 31 October 2013. The response rate was approximately 65% and the margin for error is less than 3%.