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American Ambivalence Towards Abortion Policy: Development of a Heteroskedastic Probit Model of Competing Values

R. Michael Alvarez and John Brehm
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 39, No. 4 (Nov., 1995), pp. 1055-1082
DOI: 10.2307/2111669
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111669
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Abstract

Using elaboration-likelihood models and insights from the recent core beliefs literature, we show that conflicting core beliefs lead to ambivalence about policy choices. Policy choices about abortion are heterogeneous. This heterogeneity across individuals is a function of the underlying conflict in their beliefs about the role of women and the sanctity of human life. A heteroskedastic probit model is developed to test the hypotheses. Heterogeneity is observed for six of seven abortion policy choices; when core values conflict, respondents are more ambivalent in their policy responses and more difficult for our standard models to predict.

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