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 . . .
Changing Values in the Birthplace of the Arab Spring
01/09/2014 Public attitudes in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, show strong support for secular politics and religious moderation and tolerance, according to a recent survey by MEVS project members.
Moaddel and Karabenick publish a new book on fundamentalist beliefs and attitudes in Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia
09/01/2013 In Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East, Moaddel and Karabenick analyze fundamentalist beliefs and attitudes across nations (Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia), faith (Christianity and Islam), and ethnicity (Azari-Turks, Kurds, and Persians among Iranians), using comparative survey data.
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.