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Chart: Public Opinion on Abortion & Rape

by Kymberly Bays, published

The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan posted this chart from Discovery Magazine today, breaking down public opinion on abortion in the case of rape.

Razib Khan writes:

The GSS has a handy variable, ABRAPE, which asks respondents about the possibility of abortion if a woman gets pregnant as a result of rape (let’s stipulate that it’s possible to get pregnant as a result of rape!). I also limited the sample to the year 2000 and later, and non-Hispanic whites (to clear out confounds). Demographic breakdowns below….
Credit: Razib Khan/Discovery Magazine

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What do you think of the chart? Anything surprising or unexpected? 

 

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