On the Issues

Ideological Self-Identification Before Democratic Collapse: The Case of Chile Before 1973

September 11 evokes tragic memories in the U.S. due to the terrorist attacks in 2001. Far south in the Americas in Chile, the date is associated with a different tragedy.

The Long Hot Summer: Riots in 1967

The Summer of Love was not the only nickname given to those months in 1967 when the world seemed to be changing at a record pace.

A Creeping Doubt: Public Support for Vietnam in 1967

In Vietnam, no one called 1967 the Summer of Love.

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came: Changing Opinions on the Draft

Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1967, a group of students gathered at the Sheep Meadow in Central Park to burn their draft cards.

Going All the Way: Public Opinion and Premarital Sex

Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, the emerging hippie subculture captured the attention of the nation. Young people outraged their elders with unconventional haircuts, clothes, and music; skeptical attitudes about property and traditional religion, and, perhaps most shockingly, belief in free sexual expression outside the bounds of marriage.
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New Year’s Resolution: Archive Your Data

Vital research on public opinion is lost every day. Hard drives holding valuable polling data are gathering dust in storage rooms.

2017 Mitofsky Award Winner Howard Schuman

Howard Schuman (PhD, Sociology, Harvard University; MS, Psychology, Trinity College; and A.B., Philosophy, Antioch College) is a distinguished and respected sociologist, survey researcher, and scholar.

From the Archive

Opinions on the 2017 Women’s Marches

Women’s Marches, a new dataset addition to the archive from the Washington Post, offers valuable insight into the public reaction to last year’s women's protest marches. The survey of 1,018 adults, conducted between January 25 and 29, 2017, highlights public involvement in political causes, awareness, and support toward the women’s marches that took place in Washington, D.C. and other cities. For more polling resources on women’s issues, visit our Topics at a Glance: Women page, offering prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, interpretive analysis, related datasets, and data charts.

End-of-Life Medical Care: A Cross-Country Poll

In April 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with The Economist released the End-of-Life Medical Care poll,

Zika Virus: A Look Back at the 2016 Summer Olympics

In March 2016, the Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago conducted a national survey of 1,004 adults to explore Americans’ knowledge about the Zika virus.
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