Egyptians oppose theocracy - poll
Cairo - A new poll finds a majority of Egyptians do not support Egypt's most powerful Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and less than one percent want an Iran-style Islamic theocracy.
The Gallup poll conducted after the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak found that while 69% of Egyptians want religious leaders to have an "advisory role" in new legislation, most do not want a government based in religion.
Only 15% said that they support the Muslim Brotherhood, while more than 60% showed no political preference. The poll, conducted in April, surveyed 1 000 Egyptians nationwide and had a margin of three percentage points.
It appears to contradict a widely held view that the Muslim Brotherhood will be a big winner in upcoming parliamentary elections.