ERIC Number: EJ745397
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Publication Date: 2006-Jun
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Homophobia and HIV/AIDS: Attitude Change in the Face of an Epidemic
Ruel, Erin; Campbell, Richard T.
Social Forces, v84 n4 p2167-2178 Jun 2006
We investigate how the distribution of AIDS cases in the United States increased homophobia over time. Using pooled GSS surveys, 1973-1998, with state-reported AIDS cases, we estimate models for variation in homophobic attitudes as a function of the time-specific proportion of AIDS cases in a given state. AIDS incidence had a negative impact on civil rights attitudes during the period 1981-1998, but demonstrated an impact only on morality attitudes from 1986 to 1991.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Bias, Attitude Change, Investigations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Surveys, Civil Rights, Models, Communicable Diseases, Moral Values, Incidence, Computation, Public Health
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Identifiers - Location: United States