Gift Guide

Between Two Absolutes: Public Opinion and the Politics of Abortion

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $84.95   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

1992 Trade paperback Illustrated. New. No dust jacket as issued. 236 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

Ships from: Orlando, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Using extensive analysis of survey data, the authors show that the American public values both individual freedom and fetal life, and that a majority of Americans favor keeping abortion legal in some but not all circumstances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813382876
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/1992
  • Pages: 236

Meet the Author

Ted Jelen is professor of political science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He has published extensively in the areas of religion and politics, church-state relations, and the politics of abortion. He is currently the editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University. He has published a number of books on religion and politics in the U.S. and abroad, and on interest group politics, including Groups in American Elections: The New Face of Electioneering, Second Edition and The Values Campaign: The Christian Right in the 2004 Elections. He also writes on gender politics, campaign finance, and the politics of science fiction.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
1 Abortion and American Politics 1
Abortion: A Concise and Contested History 5
The Abortion Issue: The Search for an Analogue 10
Conclusions 23
2 The Social Bases of Abortion Attitudes 31
Attitudes Toward Legal Abortion: Methods of Analysis 32
Abortion Attitudes: An Overview 35
State Differences in Abortion Attitudes 41
Group Differences in Abortion Attitudes 44
Demographic Differences in Abortion Attitudes: Multivariate Analyses 62
Conclusions 64
3 The Subjective Bases of Abortion Attitudes 69
Ideological Self-Identification 70
A Matter of Life and Death? 72
Abortion and Gender Role Attitudes 76
Attitudes Toward Parenthood and Female Employment 80
Attitudes Toward Sexual Morality 83
Putting Things Together: Multivariate Analyses 86
Conclusions 90
4 Religion and Abortion Attitudes 93
Religion and Abortion Attitudes Among Whites: Theological Traditions 94
Denominational Preference and Abortion Attitudes Among Whites 101
The Sources of Abortion Attitudes: White Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, and Roman Catholics 108
Religion and Abortion Attitudes Among African-Americans 114
Religion and Abortion Attitudes Among American Jews 118
Religion and Abortion Attitudes: A Comprehensive Model 121
Conclusions 124
5 Who Is Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, and In Between? 131
Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Supporters: An Overview 133
Pro-Life Citizens 140
Issue Divisions Among Pro-Life Citizens 142
Pro-Choice Citizens 144
Issue Groups Among Pro-Choice Supporters 146
Situationalists 147
Conclusions 155
6 The Electoral Politics of Abortion 161
Abortion and Vote Decisions 164
The Abortion Issue in Presidential Elections 166
Abortion and Congressional Elections 171
Abortion and State Electoral Politics After Webster 173
Conclusions 183
7 From Rights to Policy: The Future of the Abortion Debate 191
Abortion and the Anti-Politics of Rights 193
Abortion Policy in the Post-Webster Era 196
Conclusions 205
Appendix: Detailed Results of Multivariate Analyses 209
Bibliography 219
About the Book and Authors 229
Index 231
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)