Correction on Abortion
By Bryan Caplan
[Update: Sam Wilson weighs in.]
The noble Sam Wilson pointed out a problem with this morning’s abortion regressions. My dependent variable, ABORTION, was constructed by another GSS user. This user coded people who weren’t asked about abortion as “no’s.” The true yes/no split on “abortion for any reason” is 41/59. Here are the corrected regressions using ABANY as the dependent variable.
Regressing abortion views on sexual partners, age, age squared, year, and sex:
Adding a control for ideology:
Still, I messed up, and I apologize.