Alibeli, M. A., & Yaghi, A. (2012). Theories of prejudice and attitudes toward Muslims in the United States. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(1), 21-29.
This study aims at providing theoretical analysis of the nature, causes, and manifestations of prejudice against Muslims in the United States. The study employs personality-centered theories, culture-based theories, and power conflict theories to examine prejudice and analyze its causes and manifestations. Evidence of prejudice against Muslims was derived from samples of relevant public opinion polls, academic articles, and professional institutions’ projects about Muslims and Islam in the United States. Results show that prejudice is a very complicated multifaceted social phenomenon. Thus, no single theory is capable of providing full explanation of such serious problem, its causes and manifestations. More details are discussed in the article.
Key Words: Theory, Prejudice, Attitude, Opinions, Muslims, USA.