Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries
R. Morin, Pew Research Center
Islamophobia, Stereotyping
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Morin, R. (2014, January 14). Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/14/qa-with-author-of-u-mich-study-on-preferred-dress-for-women-in-muslim-countries/ 


This post further discusses a survey conducted that analyzed seven Muslim majority countries’ opinions regarding women’s dress. As the survey generated lots of attention and questions, this article includes a question-and-answer session with the lead researcher, Mansoor Moaddel, about the survey and research conducted. The questions addressed the lack of gender variation regarding the responses, what the purpose of the survey and what was the goal of it, the challenges faced conducting this survey, why and how did they choose the seven countries to survey, what the interview process was, why there was a lack of variation in age regarding the responses, but a difference in responses based on education, why the researchers used photos as part of questioning, and further addressing the responses by religion.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Binded Document” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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