Cross-cultural study of abortion attitudes - syntax file
General population samples of individuals living in Mexico (N = 215), India (N = 215), the United States (N = 215), and the United Kingdom (N = 206) were recruited using Qualtrics Panels (incentivised at £4 per completion) in March 2022. Here, we share syntax for analyses testing the following hypotheses (as well as exploratory analyses): H1: Individuals living in countries with greater gender inequality will report more restrictive abortion attitudes, H2: Individuals with more sexist gender role attitudes (H2a), who perceive essentializing motherhood norms (H2b), who more strongly endorse ‘big god’ beliefs (H2c), and who have a more long-term sexual strategy (H2d) will report more restrictive abortion attitudes, H3: Individuals living in countries with more restrictive abortion policy will report more restrictive abortion attitudes. As predicted, individuals living in countries with greater gender inequality (β = -.10, p = .003), and more restrictive abortion policy (F(2, 848) = 19.01 p < .001, η2 = .04), endorsed more restrictive abortion attitudes. Furthermore, individuals that endorsed more traditional gender role ideologies (β = .14, p < .001), who reported belief in ‘big’/moralising gods (β = -.22, p < .001), and who used long-term sexual strategies (β = .25, p < .001) also reported more restrictive abortion attitudes. Exploratory analyses highlight how these relationships vary as a function of cultural context.