Lucid engaging and tightly argued throughout piety and public opinion discredits the common misperception that support for political islam the use of islamic financial services and engagement with the muslim world are all grounded in individual piety using rich survey data the authors show that among indonesian muslims these are . He is an associate professor at cornell university and he is author of a brand new book called piety and public opinion understanding indonesian islam tom thanks for speaking with us today tom pepinsky thanks very much for having me. Piety and public opinion presents a fresh new perspective on these issues based on the simple fact that the answers to these questions depend on what ordinary muslims think and do in contrast to most research on islam and politics which focuses narrowly on the middle east or the arab world it argues that indonesia the worlds largest . Get this from a library piety and public opinion understanding indonesian islam thomas b pepinsky across the muslim world religion plays an increasingly prominent role in both the private and public lives of over a billion people will democratic political participation by an increasingly . Piety and public opinion understanding indonesian islam thomas b pepinsky r william liddle and saiful mujani offers an original definition of piety and demonstrates how to measure it
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