Poll finds majority of Egyptians oppose theocracy

A new poll finds a majority of Egyptians do not support Muslim Brotherhood.

Cairo: A new poll finds a majority of
Egyptians do not support Egypt`s most powerful Islamic group,
the Muslim Brotherhood, and less than 1 per cent want an
Iran-style Islamic theocracy.

The Gallup poll conducted after the fall of former
President Hosni Mubarak found that while 69 per cent of
Egyptians want religious leaders to have an "advisory role" in
new legislation, most do not want a government based in
religion.

Only 15 per cent said that they support the Muslim
Brotherhood, while more than 60 percent showed no political
preference. The poll, conducted in April, surveyed 1,000
Egyptians nationwide and had a margin of 3 percentage points.

It appears to contradict a widely held view that the
Muslim Brotherhood will be a big winner in upcoming
parliamentary elections.

PTI

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