The MIDDLE EASTERN VALUES STUDY gathers, analyzes and disseminates data on the ideological and attitudinal characteristics of people in the Islamic nations of the world.
These datasets allow cross-national and trend analysis of values.
Countries coverered to date include: Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen. MORE . . .
Moaddel taps Lebanese attitudes on politics, religion, egalitarianism
01/14/2009 As fighting continues in Gaza, a University of Michigan survey of neighboring Lebanon illuminates some of the values underlying the use of violence in the Middle East
Moaddel finds Iraqi attitudes more secular & nationalistic
02/08/2007 The political values of Iraqis are increasingly secular and nationalistic, according to a series of surveys of nationally representative samples of the population from December 2004-March 2007.
This project examines the values and attitudes of young Egyptians and Saudis in four areas: epistemic authorities, developmental idealism, modern social issues, and religiosity.
This piece by Mansoor Moaddel, Julie de Jong, and Munqith Dagher looks at recent shifts in Iraqi attitudes away from secularism and toward nationalism.
This project addresses the determinants of ideologies in the Islamic world, focusing on Islamic modernism, liberal nationalism, and Islamic fundamentalism.
This project looks at political engagement in the Middle East and its connection to attitudes toward the West and liberal values, religious fundamentalism, and other beliefs/values.