SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days


Prior research on public opinion demonstrates attitudes about major issues often shift/move together. In other words, public support for government involvement in domestic affairs across multiple policy areas can be indicative of the general policy sentiment or public mood at any given point in time. In exploring specific issue areas in isolation, researchers can assess whether change in opinion on an issue area is significantly linked to fluctuations in views about macroeconomic conditions. The current research project will contrast quarterly public support for government involvement in the issue area of abortion through vector autoregression time series techniques examining whether prior change in abortion attitudes predict a significant change in public attitudes about economic conditions, and vice-versa.


Political Science

Submission Type

in-person poster




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