Egyptians speak out about problems
Economic problems and unemployment are the major problems facing voters as they choose their next president September 7.
More than 1,000 Egyptians from all over the country - the Northern Delta, Upper Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria and rural areas - were asked to talk about the three biggest problems they face.
The sample results indicated that economic problems were named by 58 % of citizens. Second is unemployment, for 53 % of people. Education ranked third for 28 %, health was fourth at 23%, roads and transportation was fifth, also at 23% and corruption was sixth at 21 percent, while other problems like security, police violation and domestic violence, foreign interference and freedom are concerns for citizens to lesser degrees.
In the sample, less than half said they would vote, most commonly citing disinterest or a belief their vote won’t count, despite a law requiring eligible Egyptians to cast their ballots.