Blacks, whites, and attitudes toward abortion

Michael W. Combs, Susan Welch

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This article examines patterns of black and white support for abortion from 1972 to 1980. The findings reveal that black-white differences are present on the abortion issue. Many of the differences are due to the different demographic characteristics of blacks and whites and the greater degree of religiosity of blacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-520
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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