How soon will World War III break out? Can communists be stopped from taking over the world? Should people with dangerous ideas be allowed to speak freely? What types of people are the most likely to be communists? This Gallup Organization and National Opinion Research Center Communism, Conformity & Civil Liberties survey dataset asks extensive questions about these Cold War concerns of a national adult sample, as well as a sample of leaders. Further topics include aiding allies, atomic bombs, and reporting suspicious people to the FBI.
The data was collected from May – July 1954 of 6,433 national adults and leaders via face-to-face interviews.