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       Egypt        See also:  Allies and enemies

 
 
 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2014. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. ... What is your overall opinion of Egypt? Is it very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable No opinion    
    % % %    
 

2/6-9/14

45

45

10

 

 

 

2/7-10/13

40

53

7

 

 


 

Pew Research Center. Aug. 15-18, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"As I read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past week, please tell me if you happened to follow each news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely. Political violence in Egypt."

 
    Very
closely
Fairly
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all
closely
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

8/15-18/13

22

29

19

29

1

             

"In your opinion, has Barack Obama been too tough or not tough enough toward the Egyptian military in response to the violence against anti-government protestors?"

 
    Too tough Not tough
enough
About
right (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

8/15-18/13

6

50

12

32

 

             

"In your view, what is better -- for the U.S. to cut off military aid to Egypt in order to put pressure on the government, OR for the U.S. to continue to give military aid to Egypt in order to have influence on what happens there?" Options rotated

 
    Cut off
military aid
Continue
military aid
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

8/15-18/13

51

26

23

 

 

             

"Who would do the better job providing leadership for Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood or the military?" Options rotated

 
    Muslim
Brotherhood
Military Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

8/15-18/13

11

45

19

25

 


 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 11-14, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"As you may know, the Egyptian leader backed by the group known as the Muslim Brotherhood was recently removed from power by Egypt's military. Now that a new government is in power, do you think the U.S. should continue to provide Egypt with the same level of foreign aid, reduce it, or eliminate it altogether?"

 
    Same level Reduce it Eliminate it Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/11-14/13

20

31

29

19

 

             

"Do you consider the new government installed by the Egyptian military a friend to the United States, an enemy, or something in between?"

 
    A friend An enemy In between Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/11-14/13

6

5

67

21

 

             

"Which of the following two statements better describes your opinion of how the U.S. should respond to the civil unrest in Egypt? The U.S. should do more to try to shape the government in Egypt and promote an end to violence. The U.S. should mostly stay out of events in Egypt and allow the people there to resolve their differences." Options rotated

 
    Should
do more
Should
mostly
stay out
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

7/11-14/13

16

78

6

 

 


 

Gallup Poll. June 1-4, 2013. N=1,529 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States. How about Egypt?"

 
    An ally Friendly but
not an ally
Unfriendly An enemy Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/1-4/13

11

39

28

11

11

 

5/18-21/00

21

55

10

4

10


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 24-28, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt and the political unrest in other Arab countries?" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/24-28/11

55

30

15

 

 

             

"Will the current events in Egypt and protests in other Arab countries increase or decrease the chances for peace and stability in that region, or not make much difference either way?"

 
    Increase Decrease Not much
difference
Too early
to tell (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/24-28/11

31

28

33

2

6


 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 14, 2011. N=1,004 adults nationwide, interviewed via Gallup Daily tracking. Margin of error 4.

             

"As you may know, last week Egypt President Hosni Mubarak resigned after several weeks of demonstrations against the government in that country. Do you think the changes taking place in Egypt will increase the chances for enduring peace in the Middle East, not make any difference, or will decrease the chances for enduring peace in the Middle East?" Options rotated

 
    Increase
the chances
Not make any
difference
Decrease
the chances
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/14/11

37

28

22

14

 

             

"Just your best guess, do you think the recent events in Egypt will or will not result in democracy taking hold in other countries in the Middle East?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/14/11

47

44

9

 

 

             

"Do you think the changes in Egypt will help the United States' efforts to fight terrorism, not make any difference, or will hurt the United States' efforts to fight terrorism?" Options rotated

 
    Help Not make any
difference
Hurt Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/14/11

28

41

21

9

 

             

"How would you rate the job President Obama has done in handling the situation in Egypt: very good, good, poor, or very poor?" Options rotated

 
    Very good Good Poor Very poor Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/14/11

16

50

20

8

7


 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 11-14, 2011. N=1,031 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/11-14/11

50

22

28

   
             

"Do you think Egypt has been an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States?"

 
    Ally Friendly but
not an ally
Unfriendly An enemy Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/11-14/11

25

46

9

3

17

             

"Have the recent events in Egypt made you feel more optimistic or more pessimistic about the future of the Middle East?"

 
    More
optimistic
More
pessimistic
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/11-14/11

43

38

19

   
             

"How concerned are you that a new government in Egypt could be unfriendly or hostile to the United States? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not very
concerned
Not at all
concerned
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/11-14/11

27

42

20

8

3

             

"Based on what you've heard or read, how likely do you think it is that Egypt will become a stable democracy in the next few months? Is that very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?"

 
    Very likely Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not at all
likely
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/11-14/11

7

45

29

12

7

             

"Should the U.S. try to help Egypt institute democratic reforms, or should the U.S. stay out of Egypt's affairs?"

 
    Should try
to help
Should
stay out
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/11-14/11

26

67

7

   

 

FOX News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Feb. 7-9, 2011. N=911 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of how the Obama administration is dealing with the situation in Egypt?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/7-9/11

48

32

20

   
             

"How important are the current events in Egypt to what happens here in the United States: very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/7-9/11

41

39

11

6

3

             

"Would you say recent events in Egypt are better described as inspiring or worrisome?"

 
    Inspiring Worrisome Both (vol.) Other (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/7-9/11

19

67

6

2

6

             

"In general, do you think Islam is a peaceful religion trying to get along with other religions or a violent religion trying to take over the world?"

 
    Peaceful Violent Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/7-9/11

43

38

8

11

 
             

"Do you think Egypt is truly a friend of the United States, or not?"
11/01: Conducted for FOX News by Opinion Dynamics Corp.

 
    Truly a
friend
Not truly
a friend
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/7-9/11

42

43

15

   
 

11/14-15/01

31

35

34

   

 

Ipsos/Reuters Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Feb. 4-7, 2011. N=1,112 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"How interested, if at all, are you in following the situation in Egypt over the last few days and weeks? Would you say you are very interested, somewhat interested, not very interested, or not at all interested?"

 
    Very
interested
Somewhat
interested
Not very
interested
Not at all
interested
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/4-7/11

40

36

12

10

1


 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 2-7, 2011. N=1,385 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"How much, if anything, have you read or heard about recent anti-government protests in Egypt? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot A little Nothing at all Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

2/2-7/11

48

38

13

1

 

             

"Do you think the Obama administration is showing too much support for anti-government protestors in Egypt, too little support, or handling the situation about right?"

 
    Too much
support
Too little
support
Handling
about right
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

2/2-7/11

12

12

57

20

 

             

"From what you've read and heard, do you think the anti-government protests and calls for political change in Egypt will end up being good for the United States, bad for the United States, or won't have much effect on the United States?"

 
    Good Bad Won't have
much effect
Depends/Too
soon to tell
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

2/2-7/11

15

28

36

5

17


 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 2-5, 2011. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/2-5/11

47

32

21

 

 

             

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. What is your overall opinion of Egypt? Is it very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/2-5/11

4

36

37

13

10

 

2/1-3/10

8

50

24

5

14

             

"Next, how important do you think what happens in each of the following countries is to the United States today? Would you say it is vitally important, important but not vital, not too important, or not at all important? How about what happens in Egypt?"

 
    Vitally
important
Important
but not vital
Not too
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/2-5/11

45

34

15

3

3

             

"How closely are you following the news about the political crisis and demonstrations in Egypt: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

 
    Very closely Somewhat
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all  
    % % % %  
 

2/2-5/11

27

42

22

9

 

             

"Overall, are you sympathetic or unsympathetic to the protestors in Egypt who have called for a change in the government? ... Are you very sympathetic/unsympathetic or only somewhat sympathetic/unsympathetic?"

 
    Very
sympathetic
Somewhat
sympathetic
Somewhat
unsympathetic
Very
unsympathetic
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/2-5/11

42

40

6

5

6

             

"From what you have heard or know about the situation in Egypt, all in all, do you think the political changes that are occurring will be mostly good or mostly bad for the country of Egypt?"

 
    Mostly good Mostly bad Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/2-5/11

66

19

14

 

 

             

"From what you have heard or know about the situation in Egypt, all in all, do you think the political changes that are occurring will be mostly good or mostly bad for the United States?"

 
    Mostly good Mostly bad Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/2-5/11

60

26

13

 

 



 


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