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Social and Policy Issues

Eighty years ago, just over half of Americans thought a girl needed to be 18 to marry, but 22% put the number under 18 and 25% over 18.

Hear directly from Gallup's methodologists about our latest experiments and recommendations for conducting public opinion research.

by Frank Newport and RJ Reinhart

While a majority of Americans support the concept of stricter gun control, there is wide variation on backing for specific policies.

In 1953, Gallup found 69% of Americans in favor of adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance, while 21% were opposed.

As the U.S. Constitution turns 230, the Gallup Vault reviews what Americans thought of the historical document at its bicentennial in 1987.