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Moaddel, Thornton et al collect data on appropriate dress for Middle Eastern women

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"This fascinating chart shows how Middle Easterners think women should dress" - Washington Post. 01/09/2014.

Views on veiling for women vary among Middle Easterners, as demonstrated by survey data collected by Mansoor Moaddel, Arland Thornton and colleagues and as illustrated in this story. Seven countries were part of the survey: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Report from Middle Eastern Values Study

Researchers:

Mansoor Moaddel
Arland Thornton

More Media Coverage:

Asia News. Pakistan "Islamizes" women: Head and face covered in obedience to men. 1/14/2014.

CNN. Military rule popular with Egyptians, study finds ahead of vote on constitution. 1/14/2014.

Huffington Post. Female Muslim Dress Survey Reveals Wide Range of Preferences on Hijab, Burqa, Niqab, and More. 1/8/2014.

Pew Research Center. Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries. 1/14/2014.

UK Daily Mail. How Muslims really think women should dress - and most DON'T want the face covered. 1/9/2014.

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