Feminist Attitudes and Support for Gender Equality: Opinion Change in Women and Men, 1974-1998

  title={Feminist Attitudes and Support for Gender Equality: Opinion Change in Women and Men, 1974-1998},
  author={Catherine Bolzendahl and Daniel J. Myers},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={759 - 790}
This article examines attitudes related to feminism and gender equality by evaluating the trends in, and determinants of, women and men's attitudes from 1974 to 1998. Past accounts suggest two clusters of explanations based on interests and exposure. Using these, we examine opinions on abortion, sexual behavior, public sphere gender roles, and family responsibilities. We find that attitudes have continued to liberalize and converge with the exception of abortion attitudes. The determinants of… 

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