During one of the most important phases in Egyptian history and presidential elections that are bound to shape the transitional phase in our political arena, Egyptians believe unemployment, security and the state of the economy are more important than political ideologies for the coming period.
A study released by Gallup Poll on July 16
that surveyed Egyptians last April revealed that Egyptians put finding jobs as the number one priority for the government to address, regardless of which political party they supported.
The issues of unemployment, economy and security were all prioritized by respondents with no political affiliations, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, the Salafist-oriented Nour Party, and the relatively liberal and secular Free Egyptians Party.
“The general economic situation and security tied for the […] most mentioned priorities,” the report said.
The study shows that nearly all Egyptians surveyed (95 percent) say food prices increased significantly over the past 12 months, and 88 percent say it is a bad time to find a job in the cities where they live.
“After achieving such a narrow electoral victory, Morsi might benefit from focusing efforts on unemployment and Egypt's current economic crisis. His ability to make progress on those goals will likely define the level of success of his presidency,” said the report. et