Red v. Blue state knowledge about abortion examined

18 agosto 2014

A new survey uncovers surprising findings regarding political polarization and knowledge about abortion and health. Although initial results showed some support for the red-versus-blue state divide when it came to abortion health knowledge (but not legal knowledge), this difference between states disappeared when researchers took into account individual-level characteristics, including respondents’ political beliefs, their beliefs about whether abortion should be permitted and whether or not they knew someone who had an abortion.