Description or Abstract
This research study examined Egyptians' attitudes towards Egypt's possible evolution into a secular state. Our hypotheses were that Christianity, less religiosity in Islam, more religious tolerance, higher Westernization and more liberal thinking would predict more positive attitudes towards Egypt becoming a secular state. In addition, we conducted exploratory research on the demographics including gender and socio-economic status including education, to see whether they have a relationship with secularism attitudes. The convenience sample consisted of 234 individuals who completed a series of questionnaires either at an Internet website or on paper in our local neighborhoods. Our findings confirmed our hypotheses except that religious tolerance and secularism were inversely related.
Westernization, Islam, Christianity, 2011 Egyptian Revolution, Secularism, Liberalism, Democracy, Religious tolerance
Omar, Nouran; El-Araby, Norhan; and Samir, Sherine, "Egyptians' attitudes toward secularism" (2011). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 21.