Baseera: One-third of Egyptians satisfied with government performance

The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research Baseera has conducted a survey to shed light on Egyptians' views on government performance and current living conditions. This survey is the first poll published by the Center for Insight on the Evaluation of Performance on Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy's administration, which was formed in the wake of the 30 June protests.
The survey found that 37 percent of Egyptians rated government performance as “good,” 49 percent as “average,” and only 15 percent as “bad.”
Among the poll participants, 33 percent of females and 41 percent of males thought the government performance was "good."
There were no significant differences between urban and rural areas in the percentage of those who believed government performance is "good," but for those who found it bad, the percentage was 18 percent in urban governorates, fell to 14 percent in Lower Egypt and 13 percent in Upper Egypt.
The results indicated that older aged participants over the age of 50 show more satisfaction with the performance of the government, than young people aged 18-29. Thirty one percent of young people were satisfied with government perfomance in comparison to older aged participants of whom 44 percent were satisfied.
On the other hand, those who thought government performance was "average" was 53 percent among young people from 18-29 years and fell to 42 percent in the age group of 50 years and above. Young people who found government performance "bad" was 16 percent while the rate was 13 percent among participants 50 years and over.
The percentage of those "satisfied" with government performance declined as the educational level went up. Forty one percent of those who did not graduate from high school were satisfied, while only 30 percent of those with university degrees or higher were satisfied.
When participants were asked if they felt safe these days, 66 percent said they do, compared to 34 percent who said they don't. It should be noted that when the same question was asked at the end of August, only 27 percent said they felt safe compared to 73 percent who did not, which shows an improvement in the security situation in Egypt.
When asked their opinions on living conditions compared to the previous year, 31 percent stated that living conditions are better, 38 percent did not recognize any difference, and 30 percent said they are worse. One percent did not know.
The poll was conducted using landlines and mobile phones on a probability sample of 1724 citizens in the age group of 18 years and over, covering all the governorates of Egypt. All interviews were conducted on 25 and 26 September 2013. The response rate was about 75 percent, with less than 3 percent as the margin of error in the results.

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