CAIRO: About 63 percent of Egyptians believe that there is religious extremism present in the nation, according to a poll conducted by the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) Saturday.
The poll’s result showed that 25 percent believe that there is no religious extremism, and only 12 percent are undecided. Also, about 59 percent of Egyptians believe that religious extremism is “considerably harmful” to Egypt’s image abroad.
The center’s head Maged Osman added in the center’s statement that 57 percent said that religious extremism will greatly harm tourism, 13 percent said that it will moderately harm tourism, 6 percent said that it would “slightly” harm it, while 19 percent believe that it would not negatively harm tourism and 5 percent were undecided.
The poll was conducted on sample of 1024 citizens aged 18 years old and above, covering all governorates, according to the statement.