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Nearly nine in 10 Americans watched the 1991 nationally televised hearings of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas; six in 10 said they were bad for the country.

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Gallup included "socialist" as a standard option for party ID in early polling. Midcentury surveys showed Americans saying U.S. socialism was growing.

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In 1886, the U.S. government imposed a tax on butter's competitor, margarine, to support the dairy industry. By 1948, 69% favored repealing this tax.

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A majority of Americans in 1962 backed a U.S. woman's decision to have an abortion in Sweden after she took a drug known to cause birth defects.

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Before his assassination, RFK was popular and faring well in polls, but he was not a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination or the presidency.

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Before he was killed, Martin Luther King Jr. declared the nation "sick," tying this to racism and violence. Nevertheless, 58% of Americans disagreed.

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In 1981, Americans rated faithfulness as the top feature of a successful marriage. Political agreement and having the same social background ranked last.

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In November 1936, a month before King Edward VIII of England abdicated to marry an American divorcee, a majority of Americans favored the union.

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Congress has never made lynching a federal crime, but Americans have long supported the passage of such a bill.

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Americans were split on how the House Un-American Activities Committee handled its hearings, but leaned toward punishing those who didn't cooperate.

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Thirty years ago, Gallup found fewer than one in two Americans (38%) favored the death penalty for persons convicted of dealing drugs but not of murder.

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U.S. college students, especially those in the East, outpaced the general public in opposing Richard Nixon's policies on the Vietnam War.

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Following the 1968 Kerner Commission report on racial tension, Gallup found whites and blacks agreeing on some conclusions and disagreeing on others.

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In 2000, half of Americans lacked a cellphone and about half of these said they had no intention of ever getting one.

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In 1988, 82% of South Koreans, more than residents of eight other nations, thought the Olympics promote good relations between participant countries.

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At the outbreak of World War II, Americans had less than full confidence in the news coming from Europe.

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Public support for Nixon's impeachment rose after he fired two attorneys general to ensure the dismissal of the Watergate special prosecutor.

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As Hawaii residents recover from a false nuclear attack warning, Gallup revisits Americans' fears of the atomic bomb during the Cold War in 1951.

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As Congress crafted the 1965 bill that revolutionized U.S. immigration policy and launched "chain migration," Gallup found Americans open to the change.