Gallop Polls: Public Opinion in the United States in 1970

About a public opinion poll taken in 1970 by Gallop covering a range of societal issues including skirt lengths, religion, virginity, and the United Nations.

A 6-year Sampling of the Gallup Poll

PUBLIC OPINION IN THE U.S. IN 1970

Mar.--Is religion increasing or losing its influence in the U.S.? LOSING--75%; INCREASING--14%; NO DIFFERENCE--7%; NO OPINION--4%.

May--Asked of college students: "Would it be important to you that the person you marry be a virgin, or not so important?" NOT IMPORTANT--73%; IMPORTANT--23%; NO OPINION--4%.

Aug.--"Have you ever wished you belonged to the opposite sex?" Women: No--84%; YES--16%. Men: No--96%; YES--4%.

Sept.--Which dress lengths do you like best: skirts well above knee--the "mini"; skirts at knee; skirts well below knee--the "midi"; skirts to the floor--the "maxi"?

Women: AT THE KNEE--70%; MINI--18%; MIDI--10%; MAXI--1%; NO OPINION--1%.

Men: AT THE KNEE--51%; MINI--33%; MIDI--9%; MAXI--1%; NO OPINION--6%.

Oct.--How important is it that we try to make the UN a success?

VERY--75%; FAIRLY--12%; NOT SO--7%; NO OPINION--6%.

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