Poll: 48 percent of Egyptians against ban Bassem Youssef’s show
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CAIRO: 48 percent of the Egyptians disagree with the ban of satirist Bassem Youssef‘s show El Bernameg, comparing to 44 percent that does agree, according to a poll conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research.

The poll has been carried out eleven days before banning the second episode of the weekly show, and four days before broadcasting the first episode of the new season of El Bernameg. Youssef criticized the events Egypt witnessed after the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the following adoration of Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

On the question whether or not you agree with broadcasting the show, 48 percent answered “yes,” 44 percent “no” and 8 percent had no opinion.

The results of the poll also showed that 35 percent of the 1964 respondents, all above 18 years old, liked the show. In the findings of a previous poll in April, 50 percent of the respondents did not like the weekly show.

61 percent said they knew El Bernameg, comparing to 57 percent in the April poll.

People’s knowledge of the show in the urban areas went up to 77 percent, comparing to 48 percent in rural places.

The respondents that did not appreciate the show gave as main reasons the mockery of people, the use of sham words and sexual suggestions.

Originally published in Youm7

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