More of a Bridge than a Gap: Gender Differences in Arab-American Political Engagement.

Journal Article (Academic article)

Objective. Research on immigrant women’s economic and cultural adaptation has increasingly come to the fore of immigration research, yet relatively little remains known about their engagement in the political arena. This study examines this question among Arab Muslims, a group that has been at the center of much public debate but little scholarly discourse. Methods. Using nationally representative data on Arab Muslims, this study examines gender differences in political consciousness and activity and assesses the degree to which different dimensions of religious identity contribute to differences in men’s and women’s attitudes and behaviors. Results. Both women and men have high levels of political engagement, in part reflecting their relatively affluent socioeconomic positions. Men are slightly more involved than women, and this is explained by their greater participation in religious activities and higher levels of political religiosity. In contrast, subjective dimensions of religio

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Read, JNG

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 /


  • 5

Start / End Page

  • p1072 - 1091

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4941