Gallop Polls: Public Opinion in the United States in 1974 & 1975

About a public opinion poll taken in 1974 and 1975 by Gallop covering a range of societal issues including violence, military service, the middle east.

A 6-year Sampling of the Gallup Poll

PUBLIC OPINION IN THE U.S. IN 1974

Mar.--"In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? DEMOCRAT--42%; REPUBLICAN--24%; INDEPENDENT--34%.

Mar.--"What is your favorite way of spending an evening? WATCH TV--46%; READ--14%; DINING OUT--12%; HOME WITH FAMILY--10% MOVIES/THEATER--9% RESTING/RELAXING--8%; VISIT FRIENDS--8%; ENTERTAIN FRIENDS--8%; GAMES--7%; SPORTS--5%; RADIO/RECORDS--5%; DANCING--4%; SEWING--3%; HOME REPAIR--3%; CLUB/CHURCH MEETINGS--3%; OTHER--6%.

(Note: The total more than 100% as many people mentioned more than one way of spending an evening.)

June--"Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer?" YES--68%; No--32%.

July--Asked of college students: "Do you think violence is sometimes justified to bring about change in American society, or not?" No-60%; Yes37%; No OPINION--3%.

July--Asked of college students: "Would you favor or oppose requiring all young men to give one year of service to the nation--either in the military forces or in nonmilitary work here or abroad such as VISTA or the Peace Corps?" OPPOSE--56%; FAVOR--40%; No OPINON--4%.

PUBLIC OPINION IN THE U.S. IN 1975

Jan.--"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with Israel or more with the Arab nations?" ISRAEL--44%; ARABS--8%; NEITHER--22%; NO OPINION--26%.

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