The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research Baseera has conducted a poll about Egyptians’ rating of cabinet performance and the Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi’s performance, and the extent to which they feel secure.
The results show that 27% of Egyptians rated the cabinet performance as “good”, 38% rated it as “average”, 20% of them rated it as “bad” and 16% said they do not know.
These results reflect an improvement in cabinet performance compared to the November 2013 results, which revealed that 20% of Egyptians were satisfied with the performance, 27% rated it as “average”, 19% rated it as “bad”, and 34% were undecided.
The percentage of satisfaction with the cabinet performance rises from 24% in urban areas to 29% in rural areas. However, there is a decrease among those satisfied with the cabinet performance, from 31% with less than intermediate education to 20% among those with a university education; the percentage of those who are not certain decreases from 20% among those with less than intermediate education to 8% among those with a university education.
As for El-Beblawi’s performance as prime minister, 22% of Egyptians rated it as “good”, 35% of them rated it “average”, and 22% said it was “bad”, while 21% were uncertain.
The percentage of those who are satisfied with El-Beblawi’s performance rises from 20% among youth aged 18-29 to 25% among Egyptians aged 50 or above.
While the percentage of those who are satisfied with El-Beblawi’s performance decreases from 24% among those with less than intermediate education to 18% among those with university education, the rate of respondents who said his performance was “bad” rises from 15% among those with a less than intermediate education to 34% among those with a university education.
When respondents were asked whether they felt secure these days, 49% said they do, compared to 41% in late December, 58% in late October and 27% in late August.
The percentage of respondents who feel secure decreases from 53% in rural areas to 44% in urban areas, and from 56% among males to 43% among females. The results also indicated that youth aged 18-29 feel less safe than adults aged 50 or above (41% to 61%, respectively).
The poll was conducted using landline and mobile telephones on a sample size of 2,034 aged 18 or older, nationwide. All interviews were conducted during the period 28 to 30 January 2014. The response rate was approximately 62%, while the margin of error of results is less than 3%.