The Impact of the Ouster of President Morsi on the Political-Religious Attitudes of Egyptian Citizens


Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
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Otros Autores: Sadowski, F.; Zick, A.

While conducting a survey in Egypt in the summer of 2013, we were interrupted by the ouster of President Morsi, but continued afterward, resulting in a unique sample set. With these data, we were able to investigate, with a quasi-experimental design, the impact of the ouster, a major turning point in the Egyptian revolution, on the attitudes of Egyptians regarding political participation, the role of religion in politics, and Islamist ideology. After the ouster, overall willingness to participate in politics, whether in form of demonstrations, voting, or strikes, declined. Regarding the role of religion in politics, participants favored less involvement of religion in politics after the ouster. The attitude towards jihadism facet of Islamist ideology changed slightly from strong disagreement to disagreement. Besides the ouster, a factor generally affecting the political attitudes was education: the more highly educated individuals were the more willingness they showed to become politically active. Another factor was the general religious orientation: the more religious individuals were the more important for them was religion for politics. However, the religious orientation had no effect on the attitude towards Islamist ideology.

Como citar: Sadowski, F., Carvacho, H., & Zick, A. (2017). The impact of the ouster of President Morsi on the political-religious attitudes of Egyptian citizens. En: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23(2), 174-178.