Six Months After Mubarak: Americans Remain Hopeful For Democracy In Egypt

August 17, 2011, 5:00 PM GMT+0

More Americans believe a stable democracy is possible in Egypt than don’t: in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 45% expect a stable democratic system to develop there, although they think it will take longer than a year or two to do that.

This muted optimism about Egypt is very much like the feelings the public expressed six months ago about the Egyptian future.

However, today, Americans divide over the way the President is handling the situation: 31% approve and 30% do not.

More today would rather the U.S. support a non-democratic government that is an ally of the United States than a democratically-elected government that may not support this country. In February, during the Egyptian protests, the public was divided. In April, more wanted to support a democratic government.

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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