On the Issues

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.

50 Years After the Summer of Love

Fifty years later, the summer of 1967—the Summer of Love, of hippies and be-ins, the Long Hot Summer of protests and riots—still stands in the popular imagination as a turning point.
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Center News

2017 Andrew Kohut Fellows Announced

The Roper Center is proud to announce that José Tomás Sánchez Gómez and Claire Liu have been chosen as the inaugural Andrew Kohut Fellows for the summer of 2017 ...

Elmo Roper’s 1968 Interview

On August 14, 1968, Elmo Roper was interviewed by Bob Carlson, director of public opinion research for Standard Oil Company, as part of an intended series of AAPOR/Roper Center interviews with leading figures in polling ...

From the Archive

Working-Class Whites: Views on Economy

In September 2016, the Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN released the Working-Class Whites poll of 1,614 national adults, with large oversamples of white, Latinos, and blacks without college degrees (a group defined in this survey as “working-class”) ...

Lemberg Center Poll: Six-City Study on Violence

The Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence at Brandeis University was established after the assassination of President Kennedy ...

The Summer of Love at the State Level

Vietnam, racial tensions, conflicts in the Middle East, the coming election: The hot topics in the 1967 national polls were also reflected at the state level ...

From Russia with Love: Young Adult Opinions in 1967

While Vietnam was the top issue for the U.S. in polls throughout 1967's Summer of Love, still the Cold War showed no signs of thaw ...

Rural and Urban Mapuche Today

Centro de Estudios Públicos’s (CEP) May 2006 study offers valuable insight into the cultural climate and current conditions of Chile ...
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