Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire


Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire

Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire is a 4-item scale of attitudes toward abortion.

Author(s) Matthew Feinberg et al. (See references below).

Response Type: Items are rated on a 7-point scale of attitudes:

1 = Should definitely be illegal

4 = Unsure

7 = Should definitely be legal

Sample item

If the woman’s own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy.


Reliability:  Cronbach’s alpha was . 87 in study 1 of the research article (Feinberg et al. 2014).


Correlations with other scales are included in the research article.


The full set of items can be found in the PsycTESTS reference.



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Reference for the scale

Feinberg, M., Antonenko, O., Willer, R., Horberg, E. J., & John, O. P. (2014). Attitudes toward Abortion Questionnaire. PsycTESTS.

Reference for the Research Article

Feinberg, Matthew, Antonenko, Olga, Willer, Robb, Horberg, E. J., & John, Oliver P. (2014). Gut check: Reappraisal of disgust helps explain liberal–conservative differences on issues of purity. Emotion, 14(3), 513-521. doi:

Also on Researchgate.


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