On the Issues

Assassination Nation: Public Responses to King and Kennedy in 1968

In 1968, even more so than in most years, the news was bleak – the carnage in Vietnam, race riots, violence in the streets at the Democratic National Convention.

Waco, Branch Davidians, and Changing Perceptions

Twenty-five years ago this week, federal and Texas state law officers laid siege to the Waco, TX Branch Davidian compound, where they believed cult members had been stockpiling weapons and

Irish Peace and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998

The Good Friday Agreement of April 10, 1998 was an historic moment in the long Irish peace process.

50 Years After 1968

The year that rocked the world and changed the United States forever, 1968 is remembered as a time of societal divisions and cultural shifts.

Tensions with North Korea: The 1968 Pueblo Incident

Over the last few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have been high. Fifty years ago, the two countries faced a crisis that found nearly half of
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2014 Election Day & 2016 State Primary Exit Polls now available from National Election Poll!

Explore the newly acquired 2014 National Election Pool Election Day Exit Polls & 2016 National Election Poll State Primary Exit Polls, available at the Roper Center. The 2014 election day collection features the 2014 national dataset as well as 27 state-level datasets. The 2016 state primary collection includes data from 55 primaries. We would like to thank ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News, as well as Edison Research, for

But I Post My Data on My Website!

Not too long ago, researchers interested in using datasets relied on data archives as a matter of necessity.

From the Archive

Gallup 1958 Old Age Survey

Studies of people of extreme old age – centenarians and their comparatively youthful 90-something counterparts – have become common only in recent decades, as the number of people of exceptional longevity has increased dramatically. Research on these individuals has focused on their health and health-related behaviors and has been conducted primarily by gerontologists. But in 1958, the Gallup polling firm conducted one of the earliest studies of this population, an extensive survey of 402 people who reported their age as 95 or older. This survey, available from the Roper Center, is unique not only in its sample population but in

US-Russia Survey: A Cross-Country Poll

In December 2017, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in partnership with the Yuri Levada Analytical Center released the 2017 US-Russia Survey, a cross-country poll of adults in Russia and the United States.

1968 in Datasets

Datasets from 1968 reflected the concerns of the day. At the national level, Gallup polls covered public attitudes on the biggest stories in the news
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