Abortion: Attitude Towards Abortion

Description Format Source References Examples

Description

The data contain responses given by 410 individuals to four out of seven items concerning attitude to abortion. A small number of individual did not answer to some of the questions and this data set contains only the complete cases.

Format

379 individuals answered to the following questions after being asked if the law should allow abortion under the circumstances presented under each item,

Item 1

The woman decides on her own that she does not.

Item 2

The couple agree that they do not wish to have a child.

Item 3

The woman is not married and does not wish to marry the man.

Item 4

The couple cannot afford any more children.

Source

1986 British Social Attitudes Survey (McGrath and Waterton, 1986).

References

Bartholomew, D., Steel, F., Moustaki, I. and Galbraith, J. (2002) The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists. London: Chapman and Hall.

Knott, M., Albanese, M. and Galbraith, J. (1990) Scoring attitudes to abortion. The Statistician, 40, 217–223.

McGrath, K. and Waterton, J. (1986) British social attitudes, 1983-86 panel survey. London: SCPR.

Examples

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## Descriptive statistics for Abortion data
dsc <- descript(Abortion)
dsc
plot(dsc)

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