Gallop Polls: Public Opinion in the United States in 1973

About a public opinion poll taken in 1973 by Gallop covering a range of societal issues including sex before marriage, the CIA, euthanasia, authorization of war.

A 6-year Sampling of the Gallup Poll

PUBLIC OPINION IN THE U.S. IN 1973

July--"If you had a son, would you like to see him go into politics as a life's work?" No--64%; YES--23%; NO OPINION--13%.

Aug.--"Do you think it is wrong for people to have sex relations before marriage, or not?" YES, WRONG--48%; NO, NOT WRONG--43%; NO OPINION--9%.

Aug.--"How do you rate the Central Intelligence Agency?" MIDDLE FAVORABLE--44%; HIGHLY FAVORABLE--23%; NO OPINION--14%; MILDLY UNFAVORABLE--12%; HIGHLY UNFAVORABLE--7%.

Aug.--"When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by the law to end a person's life by some painless means if the person's life by some painless means if the patient and his family request it?" YES--53%; No--40%; No OPINION--7%.

Nov. --"On the whole, would you say that you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the honesty and standards of behavior of people in this country?" DISSATISFIED--72%; STATISFIED--22%; NO OPINION--6%.

Dec.--"Do you think the President should or should not be required to get the approval of Congress before sending U.S. armed forces into action outside the U.S.?" SHOULD--80%; SHOULD NOT--16%; No OPINION--4%.

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