A poll conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) Tuesday determined that the average Egyptian is not only satisfied with the basic services provided by the government, but also feels he or she can receive those services without resorting to bribery.
The poll, called "The role of the Egyptian state in meeting the basic needs…education, gas, electricity, medical health and security", showed that 69 percent of Egyptians are satisfied with the basic services provided by the government, compared to 26 percent who believe it is not sufficient.
Fifty six percent believe the government provides better services than the private sector, while 11 percent believe the private sector provides better services.
According to the poll, 86 percent of Egyptians believe that the government is responsible for providing basic services to citizens, compared to 7 percent who believe it is the responsibility of the private sector and 4 percent who believe it is the responsibility of NGOs.
When asked about bribery practices in the public sector, 58 percent of Egyptians said they receive basic public services without resorting to bribery, while 37 percent do bribe public employees and 15 percent said they have tried to use bribery.
Seventy-three percent of people believe that filing claims against public employees who demand bribes are useless, while 26 percent believe it is beneficial.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm