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 . . .
Several nationally representative surveys carried out in Iraq between 2004 and 2013 provide important facts about Iraqi orientations toward secular politics, basis of identity, Americans, and Iranians. These facts have serious implications for the territorial integrity of Iraq, support for an Islamic government, and the U.S. policy toward the country.
Using newly collected survey data in Saudi Arabia, this recent article by Mansoor Moaddel and Julie de Jong documents an increasing desire for individualist values, democracy, gender equality, less intrusion in daily life by religious authorities, and a wider recognition of national rather than religious identity among Saudis today. On some of these measures, the changes in values are more remarkable among Saudi youth than among their elders.
Which of the following best describes you?
In your view, which of the following is the more important basis for marriage: parental approval or love?
Which of the following two statements comes closest to the way you feel: A good government implements only the law of the shari’a OR A good government makes laws according to the people’s wishes?
This piece by Mansoor Moaddel, Julie de Jong, and Munqith Dagher looks at recent shifts in Iraqi attitudes away from secularism and toward nationalism.