Gallop Polls: Public Opinion in the United States in 1972

About a public opinion poll taken in 1972 by Gallop covering a range of societal issues including church attendance, politics at college, marijuana legalization, and interracial marriage.

A 6-year Sampling of the Gallup Poll

PUBLIC OPINION IN THE U.S. IN 1972

Jan.--"Did you, yourself, happen to attend church in the last 7 days?" No--60%; YES--40%.

Feb.--Asked of college students: 'This card lists political positions from the far left to the far right. Considering your own political views, where would you place yourself on this scale?" MIDDLE OF THE ROAD--49%; LEF--29%; RIGHT--12%; FAR LEFT--5%; CAN'T SAY--3%; FAR LEFT--6%; CAN'T SAY--3%; FAR RIGHT--1%.

Apr.--"Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?" No--81%; YES--15%; NO OPINION--4%.

Nov.--"Do you approve or disapprove of marriage between whites and blacks?" DISAPPROVE--60%; APROVE--29%; NO OPINION--11%

Dec.--"If you could live anywhere in the U.S. that you wanted to, would you prefer a city, suburban area, small town, or farm?" SMALL TOWN --32%; SUBURBAN--31%; FARM--23%; CITY--13%; NO OPINION--1%.

Dec.--"Are you in favor of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?" YES--57%; NO--32%; NO OPINION--11%.

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