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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Look Back: 1968 Polling Results

The New York Times has a fascinating run-down of data from public polls done in 1968. In a few cases they compare results from 1968 with those conducted this year. If you've got a few minutes to kill in the midst of your pre-holiday comings and goings, check it out.

Many of the polling questions examined have to do with race. One that sticks out to me from 1968: "53% of non-blacks agreed that there should be laws against marriages between Negroes and whites." Very similar to the percentages seen in some recent polls of Americans who oppose gay marriage. I wonder if Obama has pondered this point.

December 20, 2008 at 12:10 PM in Media, Obama Transition, Polling, Racial Minorities | Permalink