There are countless factors that may influence an individual’sview on abortion. The main factor that this study focused on was educationlevel. In order to be able to effectively conduct this research I used datafrom the 2014 GSS general Social Survey (2014 GSS). GSS is a national survey ofnon-institutionalized adult Americans, 18 years of age and older.
Using a sample of 2,127 females and 1,715 males acquired from the 2014General Social Survey with a response rate of 64%, respondents were asked oftheir highest educational degree and approval of abortion. The hypothesis of this study was to prove, the higher theeducation of an individual, the more likely that individual agrees withabortion. In conducting this study we also used eight controlled variables. After various correlation and logistic regression tests, weconcluded that education have an effect on views of abortion.
We concluded thatour hypothesis was correct and the higher one’s level of education, the morelikely he or she is to be supportive of abortion for any reason. We alsoconcluded that gender and race has no significant effect on abortion support.While variables such is gun law support, party affiliation and religioustendency has some effect on how people feel about abortion. The effects of religionon the relationship between education and abortion attitudes are notsurprising, but particularly the manner in which religion and education mayinteract is an interesting topic for future research. Abortion is a very sensitive subject and people have strongviews on this topic. Research studies such as this study and many othersprovide only an insight to this sensitive subject. The more people get educatedthe more they view abortion as a choice and understand that pro-abortion peopleare not really pro-abortion but they are pro-choice.