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 . . .
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.
This project examines the values and attitudes of young Egyptians and Saudis in four areas: epistemic authorities, developmental idealism, modern social issues, and religiosity.
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.