Youssef Chouhoud is an assistant professor of political science at Christopher Newport University, where he is affiliated with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Youssef completed his PhD at the Political Science and International Relations program at the University of Southern California as a Provost’s Fellow. His research interests include political attitudes and behavior, survey methodology, and comparative democratization.
Youssef’s dissertation theorizes the changing contours of political tolerance in both established and nascent democracies. Through original survey analysis, experimental findings, and in-depth elite interviews, his project demonstrates how group identity conditions the expression of liberal norms. This comparative examination of tolerance offers new theoretical and empirical traction for public opinion researchers, while also providing practical insights for community advocates and rights activists.
Prior to enrolling at USC, Youssef earned a bachelor’s degree in History at Lehigh University where, as a President’s Scholar, he went on to complete a master’s degree in Political Science. He is an alum of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and a Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.
BA, MA, Lehigh University; PhD, University of Southern California
Areas of Expertise
- Race and Ethnic Politics
- Religion and Politics
- Survey Analysis
- Political Attitudes and Behavior
Banking While Muslim
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American Muslim Poll 2022: Key Findings
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American Muslim Poll 2022: Full Report
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The majority of Americans view laws that penalize the boycott of Israel as an infringement on constitutional rights
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The (Dis)parity of White Muslim Political Attitudes
In recent years, race/ethnicity has taken a more c11 August, 2021
Who are White Muslims?
Who exactly are white Muslims and what distinguish30 April, 2021
Non-Black Muslims Will Need to Do More Than Post Hashtags and Attend Rallies to Combat Anti-Black Racism
The events of the past two weeks have highlighted15 June, 2020
To Have and to Hold, Part Two: Interracial Marriage among American Muslims
Nearly 1 in 5 married Muslims report being in an i22 January, 2020
The Majority of Muslims Believe Poverty Is the Result of Bad Circumstances, Not Bad Character
American Muslims are significantly more likely tha27 November, 2019
To Have and To Hold: Interfaith Marriage Just as Common among Muslim Americans as Christians
Across all faith groups, interfaith marriage is be29 January, 2019
Born in the USA: How Nativity Affects the American Muslim Experience
A significant proportion of American Muslims are i27 November, 2018
What’s the Hidden Story Behind American Muslim Poverty?
Muslims in America fare better socioeconomically t02 October, 2018
Which Muslims Voted for Trump?
If there is anything that three consecutive years10 August, 2018
American Muslim Poll 2018: Key Findings
This is a summary of the key findings of ISPU̵30 April, 2018
American Muslim Poll 2018: Full Report
ISPU’s annual poll returns for a third year30 April, 2018
Who Thinks Muslim Leaders Should Condemn Terrorism?
The answer may surprise you. Following a terror at23 January, 2018
How American Minorities Responded to Hostility
Latino Americans in the general public and Muslims18 December, 2017
Discrimination Across Intersections
Muslim Americans share common struggles with other18 December, 2017
All the Single Ladies
Marriage is a perennial topic in American Muslim c25 October, 2017
What Makes Muslims Vote?
The 2016 election was supposed to be a political c20 September, 2017
Why Muslims Give
Charitable giving is an essential component of man15 September, 2017
American Muslim Poll 2017: Key Findings
This is a summary of the key findings of ISPU’s Am21 March, 2017
American Muslim Poll 2017: Full Report
American Muslim Poll 2017: Muslims at the Crossroa21 March, 2017
Why the Muslim Vote Will Be Crucial in This Election
One of the hallmark theories in political science13 October, 2016
Berry, Justin, Youssef Chouhoud, and Jane Junn. “Reaching Beyond Low-Hanging Fruit: Surveying Low Incidence Populations.” In The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Polling Methods. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Chouhoud, Youssef. “Modern Pathways to Doubt in Islam.” Dallas, TX: Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, 2016.