Pew Research Center on Egypt, Democracy and Islam: 2010 Study

Jan 31, 2011

With massive protests threatening to upend the three decades long reign of President Hosni Mubarak, the world has been captivated by the events in Egypt. In a survey conducted April 12 to May 7, 2010, the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project examined the views of Egypt and six other Muslim publics about politics and the role Islam should play in it.

A 59%-majority of Muslims in Egypt believed that democracy was preferable to any other kind of government. About one-in-five (22%), however, said that in some circumstances, a non-democratic government could be preferable, and another 16% said it did not matter what kind of government is in place for a person in their situation.

Read the complete findings of the 2010 Study from Pew Research Center on Egypt, Democracy and Islam on the Pew Research Center's Web site.

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