Recent high-profile sexual assault allegations against celebrities like Donald Trump, Danny Masterson, and Russell Brand have become focal points for a recurring narrative that challenges survivors based on their perceived reactions: the notion that their reports are less valid because they did not fight back or scream at the time of the assault, or came… Read more »
In a recent study, Kinsey Institute researcher Dr. Kristen Jozkowski and her colleagues examined whether the inclusion of language around fetal development influences people’s support for legal abortion across a variety of circumstances and sociodemographic factors. This article is part of a series sharing research by Kinsey Institute researchers and their colleagues on a variety of… Read more »
Over the last decade and accelerating in the wake of the 2022 US Supreme Court decision that struck down Roe v Wade, individual US states have introduced legislation to limit access to abortion. Many of these laws are based on gestational age, which is the standard dating system used to measure the length of a… Read more »
A new study from Kinsey Institute and Indiana University researchers and their colleagues looks at American attitudes toward issues of responsibility and punishment for illegal abortion. The study used an online survey with responses from 2,489 English and Spanish-speaking US adults, using quota-based sampling.
This is the first in a series of articles sharing research by Kinsey Institute researchers and their colleagues on a variety of factors affecting the public perception of abortion in the United States.