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Cold War

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When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: The American Public and Berlin

When the Berlin Wall fell twenty-five years ago this week, America rejoiced in what was widely seen as a new opportunity for peace in the world

Russian Leaders

Given the long history of adversarial relations between the United States and Russia/the Soviet Union, it is not surprising that the overall public opinion ratings of Russian leaders have usually been less than favorable.

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NORC: The Early Years

The National Opinion Research Center is a non-profit organization associated with the University of Chicago. NORC has been conducting polls since 1941. There are over 150 NORC polls from the 1940s and 1950s that document the public's opinion.

Communism, Conformity, and Civil Liberties Poll

Can communists be stopped from taking over the world?

Charts & graphics

Khrushchev meets Eisenhower

Khrushchev meets Eisenhower

Communists in Hollywood?

Communists in Hollywood?