Beyond Sectarianism in Iraq
Mansoor Moaddel, Julie de Jong, and Munqith Dagher
| August 13, 2011
| Summer 2011
During eight years of a U.S.-led occupation, Iraqi attitudes have shifted away from sectarianism and toward a national identity. Coupled with increased support for the separation of politics and religion, this shift may pave the road for a functioning national government.
Mansoor Moaddel is in the department of sociology at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. He studies ideology and the mass-level belief systems and human values.
Julie de Jong is in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, and specializes in both survey methodology and family demography.
Munqith Dagher is with the Independent Institute for Administration and Civil Society Studies, Baghdad, Iraq. He conducts values surveys and public opinion polls in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries.