Forty-six percent of Egyptians said the curfew, imposed since 14 August, has negatively affected their income, revealed a poll conducted by Baseera, the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research.
A curfew was imposed in 14 Egyptian governorates when the interim cabinet declared a state of emergency following an outbreak of violence that erupted after security forces dispersed two large Islamist protest camps in Cairo and Giza.
The curfew hours have been reduced twice since 14 August, currently implemented from 11pm to 6am daily, except Fridays when it extends the full length of the original period, from 7pm to 6am.
The poll showed that 62 percent of citizens said their living conditions had deteriorated compared to last year, 27 percent said they had not changed and only 10 percent said they had improved.
On a more optimistic note, the poll revealed that 62 percent of citizens expect their living conditions to improve by next year, while nine percent think they will worsen, another nine percent predict they will not change, and the remaining 20 percent said they did not know.
The poll also showed that 73 percent of Egyptians do not currently feel safe. Among those aged between 18-29 years, 78 percent feel unsafe, while the same feeling affects 64 percent of those aged 50 and above.
Baseera polled 1395 adults from across Egypt's 27 governorates via telephone between 19 and 21 August. The poll’s margin of error is less than three percent.