Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.
In 2011, a strong majority of the world’s population lived in countries with high religious restrictions.
In Egypt, the government’s restrictions on religion also are coupled with a Muslim public that is considerably less tolerant of religious pluralism than Muslims elsewhere.
The Egyptian military issued an ultimatum to both President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents today, declaring that the two sides must find a resolution to the country’s political crisis in the next 48 hours or the military will impose its own “roadmap for the future.” Since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak two and a […]
June 30 will mark one year since Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took office, and the country’s opposition movement is planning to commemorate the anniversary with nationwide protests that, even by recent Egyptian standards, are likely to be quite large. Over the last year, Morsi has presided over growing political polarization and increasing disappointment with the […]
There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.
Despite hopes that the political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa would lead to greater freedoms for the people of the region, a new study finds that restrictions on religion continued to increase in 2011.
About two-thirds (68%) say the U.S. is too overcommitted to get involved in another conflict, and just 27% disagree. The public also has questions about the opposition groups in Syria: 60% say that they may be no better than the current government.
Public opinion surveys have consistently shown Americans to have little interest in the Syrian conflict and have been opposed -- or lukewarm, at best, -- to getting involved.
As Iranians prepare to elect a new president on June 14, just 40% of them think religious figures should play a large role in politics.