RAMALLAH, April 26 (JMCC) - Most Egyptians favor annulling their country's peace treaty with Israel, found a Pew Research Center poll
released Monday, according
to the Jerusalem Post
The US-based think tank polled 1,000 adults throughout Egypt between March 24 and April 7, finding that only 36 percent would maintain peace. The percentage of Egyptians who support annulling the treaty (54%) does not vary amongst those who sympathize with Islamic fundamentalists and those who do not. However, those with lower incomes are less likely to support the peace with Israel than those with higher incomes.
The Pew survey also showed that only 22% of Egyptians said the US has had a positive impact on the political change in their country, while 52% disapprove of the the American response to general Middle East upheaval. In addition, 80% have an unfavorable opinion of the US, and 60% say they do not have confidence in US President Barack Obama.
Egypt is expected to elect new leaders in the fall after protests brought about the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, president of the country since 1981.