Dalia Mogahed is the director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.
From her observatory as the head of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Dalia Mogahed leads analysis of surveys of Muslims worldwide. She has recently studied the meaning and impact of the past year's events across the Middle East.
“While economic development [in Egypt] made a few people rich, it left many more worse off. As people felt less and less free, they also felt less and less provided for.”
“Human development, not secularization, is what's key to women's empowerment in the transforming Middle East.”
“How women view religion's role in society is shaped more by their own country's culture and context than one monolithic view that religion is simply bad for women.”
“[There is] a link between people's faith in their democratic process and their faith that oppressed people can change their situation through peaceful means alone.”
“If Egypt is to succeed at building a society based on the rule of law, it could be a model. If, however, the core issues that propelled the revolution aren't addressed, consequences could be catastrophic.”