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Muslim Sexual Health Survey

In order to investigate the relationship and sex beliefs of Muslims in Canada and the US we are conducting a brief online survey. There is currently very little research on Muslims’ relationship and sexual beliefs and further research us required.

Participation in this study involves completing a 45 minute online survey. There are questions that are sexual in nature but responses will be completely confidential and any information that could identify you (your draw entry) is kept separate and cannot be matched to your responses. The survey is hosted by a Canadian server.

This study could potentially benefit both the North American Muslim community as well as larger society. We know very little about Canadian and American Muslims’ opinions and beliefs around romantic and sexual behaviours and relationships. This study will help in understanding more about Muslims’ opinions and beliefs around romantic and sexual relationships. Mainstream society could benefit as issues highlighted for Muslims from this study, may be relevant to other, similar, communities within larger society. Additionally, mainstream society would learn more about North American Muslims and their realities enabling relevant mainstream organizations to better serve this population.  

To be eligible to participate one has to be Muslim, live in Canada or the US as a citizen or permanent resident, and be between the ages of 18 and 35. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of five $100 cash prizes. If you are eligible, please consider participating and forwarding the information to others that would be interested in participating.

Please use the following link to access the survey.

uwindsor.fluidsurveys.com/s/relationship-beliefs/ 

If you are eligible but would rather fill out the survey in paper form instead of online then please email the Primary Investigator Sobia Ali-Faisal, at ali1l@uwindsor.ca. The paper survey will be mailed to you.

Primary Investigator Sobia Ali-Faisal is a PhD Candidate, working under the supervision of Dr. Charlene Senn in the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Sobia Ali-Faisal is a Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Financial support for this research project was provided by them. All of your responses to the survey are confidential and are seen only by the researcher and her research supervisor, unattached to your draw entry.   ISPU will receive a summary of the findings based on group (not individual) data.