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Egypt Survey Methods

Pew Research Center
Spring 2014 Survey

The survey in Egypt was conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

Results for the survey in Egypt are based on 1,000 face-to-face interviews with adults 18 and older, between April 10 and April 29, 2014. Interviews were conducted in Arabic. The survey is representative of the country’s adult population, excluding for security reasons about 2% of the population that lives in frontier governorates. The survey is based on an area-probability design, which entailed proportional allocation of interviews by governorate and urbanity. The primary sampling units were administrative districts.

The margin of sampling error is ±4.3 percentage points. For the results based on the full sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus the margin of error. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.