Lebanese Values and Beliefs
Mansoor Moaddel, P.I.
This developmental idealism project is a component of a larger project on Lebanese attitudes by Dr. Mansoor Moaddel. Dr. Moaddel is heading a project in Lebanon that administered a survey to the Lebanese general population in 2008. 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, individual responsibility, media exposure, fatalistic attitudes, and demographic attributes.