Irreligion in Egypt

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Irreligion in Egypt is uncommon among Egyptians (see religion in Egypt), as Islam is the predominant faith.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] It is difficult to quantify the number of atheists or agnostics in Egypt, as they are not officially counted in the census of the country.[9][10] There is a great stigma attached to being an atheist in Egypt, so many Egyptian atheists communicate to each other via the internet.[11] According to a 2010 Pew Research poll, 84% of Egyptian Muslims polled supported the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion.[12]

According to a 2013 poll by Al-Sabah, there may be 3 million atheists in Egypt.[13]

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