Euthanasia: A Data-Driven Learning Guide Go to Resource

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Social scientists and policy makers have long been interested in understanding the factors that shape public attitudes about a given policy issue. Logically, citizens should adopt policy preferences that further their private interests. However a vast body of research shows that self-interest is not strongly related to people's policy preferences. Instead what does appear to shape public attitudes is what social scientists call "symbolic predispositions--stable affective preferences (such as racial prejudice, ideology, nationalism, religion, or party identification) acquired through conditioning in pre-adult years.

The goal of this exercise is to explore attitude consistency and the ideological dimensions of attitudes about euthanasia. Frequency distributions and crosstabulations will be used.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research . Euthanasia: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-05-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/euthanasia

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