Iranian Values and Beliefs
Mansoor Moaddel, P.I.
This developmental idealism project is a component of a larger project on Iranian attitudes by Dr. Mansoor Moaddel. Dr. Moaddel is heading a project in Iran that administered a survey to the Iranian general population in 2005. The survey questionnaire addressed a variety of issues, including attitudes about developmental idealism; attitudes toward important sociopolitical, gender, and religious issues; attitudes toward religious fundamentalism and political violence; and the respondents’ backgrounds and social attributes. Future analyses will focus on understanding possible determinants for the endorsement and rejection of various western values. Potential determinants include attitudes toward democracy, love as the basis for marriage, privatization, and individual responsibility, media exposure, fatalistic attitudes, and demographic attributes.