Since 2001 there has been a steadily increasing awareness of discrimination against Muslims. Despite the widespread use of the word “Islamophobia,” the term has also been criticized for confounding prejudiced views of Muslims with legitimate criticisms of Islam.
The current test was developed by psychologists Imhoff and Recker and further refined by researchers Crane and Bano. It seeks to separate the bigoted and unequal treatment of Muslims from legitimate criticisms of Islam, as seen from a Western, liberal standpoint.
To what degree are you Islamophobic? For each of the following statements, indicate how strongly it applies to you below.
Question 1 of 24
Muslims are aggressive and predisposed to violence.
The IDRlabs Islamophobia Test (IDR-IT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-IT is based on research by psychologists Imhoff and Recker, and further developed by researchers Crane and Bano. The IDR-IT is not associated with these researchers or their affiliated institutions.
The IDRlabs Islamophobia Test utilized research from researchers Imhoff, Recker, Crane, and Bano to produce this free online test. This Islamophobia Test is based on the New Scale to Measure Islamoprejudice and Secular Islam Critique as developed and refined by these researchers. The test is a theoretical framework positing that certain criticisms of Islamic practices can legitimately be separated from the bigoted practice of Islamophobia. While Islamophobia is often thought of as something that is overtly negative, and hostility towards Muslims is pervasive across the Western world, this test demonstrates the ambivalent and often nuanced nature of the range of attitudes towards Islam that prevail in such countries.
This test provides a composite Islamophobia score, as well as scores for the subscales of unbiased criticism and positivity towards Islam, in order to comprehensively assess the extent of one’s prejudice toward Muslims. IDRlabs International and the present IDRlabs Islamophobia Test does not condone Islamophobia or the unequal treatment of Muslims.
The Islamophobia Test was developed by professionals certified in the delivery and interpretation of various psychological instruments; people who have worked in fields of psychology including social psychology, typology, and personality testing. Free online tests such as the Islamophobia Test are solely intended to be informative and educational tools for the consideration of the construct being measured. They should not be understood to provide a definitive answer regarding personal attitudes, beliefs, or components of one’s personality.
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