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I used feminist theory to analyze gender differences in response to “should a woman be allowed to obtain an abortion in the case of rape?”. I utilized the General Social Survey (N = 1824) data. I considered the role of gender, marital status, socioeconomic status, and level of education in shaping abortion attitudes. I used chi-squared/logistic regression to analyze the data, finding that gender was not a significant factor in whether an individual approves of abortion in the case of rape. Married individuals were less likely to indicate support, and as level of education increased, individuals were more likely to indicate support. Socioeconomic status was not found to be a statistically significant indicator of approval.
Course: Sociology 475 – Sociology Capstone
Grand Forks, ND
Abortion, Rape, Sociology, Feminist Theory
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Steinke, Rachael, "Gender Differences in Attitude Toward Abortion in the Case of Rape" (2018). Essential Studies UNDergraduate Showcase. 14.