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National Mood Still Positive in Egypt

Despite economic difficulties and political uncertainty, Egyptians remain upbeat about the course of their nation and prospects for progress.Just more than half (53%) say they are satisfied with the way things are going in Egypt, while 41% say they are dissatisfied.

In the spring of 2011, shortly after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, 65% said they were satisfied with the way things were going; 34% said they were dissatisfied. That marked a reversal from one year earlier – before the public protests that forced Mubarak from office – when 28% said they were satisfied and 69% said they were dissatisfied.

Egyptians also remain, on balance, hopeful about what is to come: 52% say they are optimistic about the future, just 18% say they are pessimistic and 28% say they are neither pessimists nor optimists. This is similar to last year, when 57% were optimistic, 16% pessimistic, and 26% said neither. Read More