Context and Conscience: Public Attitudes Toward Abortion in Mexico

13 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last revised: 2 Apr 2010

John P. Tuman

UNLV - Department of Political Science

Danielle Roth-Johnson

UNLV - Department of Women's Studies

Ted G. Jelen

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Abstract

In recent years, abortion has become a salient issue in Mexican politics. In this study, we intend to use data from the World Values Surveys to acertain the correlates of attitudes toward abortion among Mexican mass publics. We will examine the effects of attitudinal variables (respect for life, attitudes toward sexual morality, feminism, ideology), religious variables (Catholicism, doctrinal orthodoxy, church attendance) demographic variables (gender, age, education, female labor force participation) and region. We estimate models with ordered logistic regression, while controlling for regional effects and other influences on attitudes.

Keywords: abortion; Mexico; public health; developing areas; attitudes.

Suggested Citation

Tuman, John P. and Roth-Johnson, Danielle and Jelen, Ted G., Context and Conscience: Public Attitudes Toward Abortion in Mexico. Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1580261

John P. Tuman (Contact Author)

UNLV - Department of Political Science ( email )

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

Danielle Roth-Johnson

UNLV - Department of Women's Studies ( email )

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

Ted G. Jelen

University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( email )

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

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