Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Schreckhise, William D
Maranto, Robert A
To what extent is individual opposition to public health regulations consistent across different types of regulations across the public sphere? Does a person’ policy stance vary depending on the issue at hand? Do other determinants have a measureable influence? In order to answer these questions, data were collected via a web-based survey completed by 284 undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas. Respondents were asked about their concerns regarding public health issues such as smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, as well as obesity, alcohol abuse, and seatbelt usage. The findings are that individual opposition to public health regulations can be consistent depending upon certain determinants, including personal behavior, perception of liberty, public health consciousness, and risk perception.
Lee, Robert D., "Regulating the Public Health—How Policy Stances are Influenced by Personal Behavior, Liberty, Ideology and More" (2015). Political Science Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1.