Forty-eight percent of Egyptians reject the participation of parties with a religious preference in parliamentary elections, 29 percent approve and 23 percent are undecided, according to a poll by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera).
According to the poll, 25 percent of those who approve of religious parties are from urban governorates, 28 percent from the Delta and 33 percent from Upper Egypt. Thirty-four percent of those who approve fall into the youth bracket.
Holders of university degrees (67 percent) are against the inclusion of religious parties.
The poll also showed that 52 percent prefer civil parties, of which 18 percent are under the age of 50. Twelve percent prefer Islamic parties, seven percent classified as other and 29 percent said they are undecided.
Baseera Director Maged Othman said Monday that 75 percent of Egyptians intend to participate in the parliamentary elections, of which 82 percent are over the age of 50 with a university degree, 12 percent will not and 10 percent are undecided.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm