Exploring causal factors in differences in attitudes toward abortion

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Blanco, Cheng.

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74 p.
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Adviser: Mary Antolini.
Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1432.
Thesis (M.A.)--Duquesne University, 2002.
Summary
In this thesis, social locational, behavioral and subjective attitudinal variables are examined in their relationship to abortion attitudes. Using the GSS data of 1998, both bivariate and multivariate analysis are presented. In the bivariate analysis, seven social locational variables (class identification, marital status, age, education, family income, religious affiliation, number of siblings) are shown to be significantly related to abortion attitudes, while race and sex are not significant. Both church attendance and frequency of prayer in the behavioral category are significant. Capital punishment is the only subjective attitudinal variable that is not significant, while the other three, attitudes toward premarital sex, political views, and ideal number of children are significantly related to abortion attitudes. In the multiple regression analysis, five variables are significantly related to abortion attitudes. These five variables, in order of strength of explanatory power are political views, church attendance, religion, education, and attitudes toward capital punishment.
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American Studies.
Sociology, Demography.
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
School code: 0067.
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Duquesne University.
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0493625542
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20040811080854.5
040811s2002 ||||||||||||||||| ||eng dnam
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