Topics at a Glance
Public opinion about abortion: legality, federal funding, morality, pro-life/pro-choice identity, and more.
Public opinion from the Cold War period: Russia, communism, the Berlin Wall, African independence, and more.
Public opinion about Congressional Elections: vote choice, importance of issues to vote, candidate characteristics, and more.
Public opinion about Defense Spending: military spending, tax increases, budgeting trade-offs, and more.
Public opinion about Disasters, natural and manmade: preparation, personal experiences, rebuilding, environmental impact, and more.
Public opinion about the Economy: stock market, jobs, consumer confidence, inflation and more.
Public opinion about Education: ratings of schools and teachers, priorities, charter school, higher education, and more.
Public opinion about the Environment: climate change, pollution, energy sources, sustainable development, and more.
Public opinion about Guns: gun ownership, gun control, Second Amendment, mass shootings, and more.
Public opinion about Health: health care reform, obesity, exercise, AIDS, experiences with the health care system, and more.
Public opinion about Immigration: immigration policy, refugees, effects of immigration, views of immigrants, and more.
Leisure and Recreation
Public opinion about Leisure and Recreation: culture, arts, sports, movies, parks, and more.
Public opinion about LGBT issues: sexual orientation, gay marriage, “don’t ask/don’t tell”, and more.
Public opinion about Race Relations: racism, discrimination, civil rights movement, equality, affirmative action, and more.
Public opinion about Religion: attendance of services, religious leaders, beliefs, importance of religion, religious groups, and more.
Role of Government
Public opinion about the Role of Government: federal vs. state roles, appropriate services, preferences for size of government, and more.
Public opinion about Seniors: Medicare, Social Security, aging in place, nursing homes, aging population, and more.
Public opinion about Space Exploration: NASA, funding, interest in space, space race, life outside earth, and more.
Public opinion about the Supreme Court: nominees, cases, trust in the Court, ideology of the Court, approval, and more.
Public opinion about Terrorism: security measures, fears, Homeland Security, likelihood of attacks, domestic terrorism, and more.
US Role in the World
Public opinion about US Role in the World: trade agreements, diplomacy, summits, military intervention, sanctions, and more.
Public opinion about Vietnam: support for the war, protestors, veterans, military strategies, Johnson’s handling, and more.
Wealth and Poverty
Public opinion about Wealth and Poverty: welfare, income required to be “rich”, redistribution, characteristics of rich and poor, and more.
Public opinion about Women: workforce issues, role in society, leaders, ERA, wage gap, violence against women, and more.
Work and Labor
Public opinion about Work and Labor: unions, unemployment, employer benefits, minimum wage, and more.