World War II
Public Understanding of the Holocaust, From WWII to Today
A look at what public opinion polling tells us about Americans and the Holocaust.
D-Day? What’s That?
As people all over the world observe the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy – widely considered the turning point of World War II
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.
The Roper Organization
Under the direction of survey pioneer Elmo Roper, the Roper Organization conducted the landmark Fortune studies: over seventy survey projects undertaken between 1938 and 1949.
American Soldier Studies of WWII
On the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Research Branch of the Information and Education Division of the War Department conducted the first in a series of large-scale surveys of personnel in the United States armed forces.