A new survey finds that when it comes to fashion, people like the same thing over and over again.
The survey by the fashion research firm SurveyMonkey found that in the US, people prefer the same things for more than 80 percent of the items they wear.
“There are a lot of trends that people like and a lot that people don’t,” said Jessica P. Vranigam, co-founder and CEO of SurveyMonker.
“We think that this is a really important time for people to get their own opinion of what is the trend that they like and don’t like.”
One trend, of course, is the niqab.
In a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, almost two-thirds of women ages 18 to 34 said they wear it on their heads.
The hijab, or head covering, is one of the few visible symbols of religious observance that some women in the West wear to hide their face.
But in the Middle East, the hijab is seen as an insult to Islam, with many women, including some in the region, arguing it is a violation of their faith.
“The majority of the women I interviewed say they wear the hijab for religious reasons,” Vranic said.
“For women in other parts of the world, it is seen by many as a way to get attention, and for some it is considered a symbol of oppression.”
Pressed to explain the trend, Vraniagam said that people in other countries may be more comfortable with wearing the hijab, especially if they are from the Middle Eastern countries.
“Women in Europe, for example, are much more comfortable wearing the headscarf in public,” she said.