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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

Indigenous Mapuche women protesting at the Palacio de la Moneda, Santiago de Chile. Photo by Cymru.lass

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

Sex in the Summer of Love: International Public Opinion

 

As new medical advances in contraception appeared on the market in the 1960s, public opinion regarding family planning and sexual health saw momentous changes. […]

Most Important Problem Dataset

Colton Heffington, Brandon Beomseob Park and Laron K. Williams, 2017.

Public opinion researchers depend on certain questions as essential public opinion barometers, like presidential job approval or Bud Roper’s right-direction/wrong-track measure. Perhaps no other question is as often used to determine what is foremost in the minds of the public than the open-ended “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” […]

Poverty in America: AEI/LA Times Polls

In 1985, the late I. A. Lewis, director of the LA Times poll, and William Schneider produced a poll on attitudes toward poverty in America.  The survey included an oversample of individuals who were living in poverty according to federal government guidelines.   Questions delved deeply into beliefs about the causes of poverty, perceptions of the conditions in which the poor live, policy preferences for addressing poverty, and knowledge of the demographic make-up of the poor. The results […]

New Dataset: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 Annual American Survey

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 Annual American Survey was conducted by The GfK Group (GfK, formerly Knowledge Networks) using a sample from KnowledgePanel.  The study examines the attitudes and perceptions of Americans across a range of U.S. and international public policy issues. Topics include possible threats to the U.S. interests, such as Islamic terrorism, Russian territorial ambitions, China’s economic power, and North Korea’s nuclear program; the government’s preparedness to handle these threats; foreign policy goals […]