Religious Fundamentalism, Attitudes toward Political Violence, and Developmental Idealism among Youth in Egypt and Saudi Arabia - 2005

Project Details

Investigators: Mansoor Moaddel, PI, Arland Thornton, Co-PI, Stuart Karabenick, Co-PI, Julie de Jong, Project Manager.

Narrative Description:

This project intends to explore and explain the values and sociopolitical and cultural attitudes of young Egyptians and Saudis. It focuses on four general areas of values: (1) the sources of epistemic authorities that the youths rely in forming opinion about various social and cultural issues and deciding their career; (2) the extent to which the youth are aware of developmental ideas; (3) the youths’ orientations toward such issues as relationship between religion and politics, form of government, Western culture, and social status of women; and (4) the youths’ religiosity and attitudes toward religion.

Coverage: Egypt, Saudi Arabia.

Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University, The Mellon Foundation, United States Institute of Peace.

Keywords: epistemic authorities.


Related Publications
Moaddel M, and Karabenick S. 2008. "Religious Fundamentalism among Young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia." Social Forces 86(4): 1675-1710.

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Data Documentation DescriptionDocument detailing methodology, funding, etc.  PDF40K
QuestionnaireEnglish translation  PDF141K
QuestionnaireArabic version used in Egypt (Arabic)  PDF438K
QuestionnaireArabic version used in Saudi Arabia (Arabic)  PDF327K
Dataset  SPSS518K
Dataset  SAS3393K
Codebook  PDF1007K
Frequencies  PDF1007K
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