June 12, 2012

Most Egyptians Embrace Democracy

67%

About two-thirds of Egyptians say they believe that democracy is preferable to any other kind of government.

Egyptians continue to voice confidence in democracy, according to a Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project survey conducted March 19-April 10. Two-thirds (67%) consider it preferable to any other kind of government. Just 19% say in some circumstances a non-democratic form of government may be best and 13% say it doesn’t really matter what kind of government rules the country.

At the same time, it is clear that Egyptians want law and order: six-in-ten (60%) consider this a very important priority.

The Global Attitudes survey found that less than half of Egyptians say things have improved in the country since Mubarak was forced from office. Just over four-in-ten (44%) say Egypt is better off now that Mubarak is not in power. On the other hand, 26% believe the country is worse off, while another 26% say things are neither better nor worse. Read More