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ERIC Number: ED103752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 30
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Abortion Attitudes Among University Students in India.
Bardis, Panos D.
This report hypothesized that Indian university students approve of abortion, that religiosity neutralizes the influence of education in abortion attitudes, and that Indian students are more liberal in their attitudes on abortion than American Catholic students. To test these hypotheses, the author collected data from 150 students from two Calcutta colleges. Survey results reflect the following: (1) the Indian students approved of abortion; (2) religion, socioeconomic background, and education were factors affecting attitudes on abortion; and (3) religiosity remains an influential force, American Catholics being more conservative than Hindus and American Protestants, with Hindus almost as liberal as the Protestants. The report concludes that additional surveys which make comparisons among less educated Indians and test for possible selectivity in the student groups even before college are needed in order to throw further light on this subject. (Author/RVJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: India