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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. […]

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. […]

Public Opinion and the Passage of the Medicare Bill

The early days of public opinion research captured Americans’ response to the first major efforts by the U.S. government to provide health care to its citizens, an undertaking that saw success in the passage of Medicare in 1965. […]

Presidential Transition in the Polls

The weeks between election and inauguration usually represent a honeymoon period in which the president-elect’s decisions are given good reviews by the American people. But this year is different. The first polls on Trump’s transition have appeared, and so far, public opinion is decidedly negative. […]

Polling and Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 shocked the U.S. and sent the country into war. At the time, public opinion polling was in its infancy, and early polling organizations, including Roper, Gallup, and NORC, moved quickly to field questions about the public’s response. […]

2016 Election Recap

Did you know the first iPOLL question about the 2016 election appeared in 2013? It’s been a long road. […]