American Public Opinion and the War in Vietnam

  title={American Public Opinion and the War in Vietnam},
  author={William L. Lunch and P. Sperlich},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={21 - 44}
  • William L. Lunch, P. Sperlich
  • Published 1979
  • Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
  • AREFOOT empiricism takes a few steps forward (we hope) in the following pages. We present data on the flow of American public attitudes concerning the war in Vietnam over a nine-year period (1964-73) both in the aggregate and broken down into the most notable demographic groups. This type of review strikes us as useful both because of the potential historical interest in such information and because we include summaries of the policy preferences of the American people during the war in Vietnam… CONTINUE READING
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