Results for - Politics: what's changed from the 60s until now?

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My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Chatting with a friend this morning regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 11.22.1963. My memory recalls most of the teachers being in the lunchroom crying, then all students being released to go home early. We wondered if most of the teachers in the lunchroom would cry if something happened to Obama and what has changed regarding politics from the 60s to now. When thinking about something happening to Obama or Bush, would the reaction be the same as it was with Kennedy or not?

1. Chatting with a friend this morning regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 11.22.1963. My memory recalls most of the teachers being in the lunchroom crying, then all students being released to go home early. We wondered if most of the teachers in the lunchroom would cry if something happened to Obama and what has changed regarding politics from the 60s to now. When thinking about something happening to Obama or Bush, would the reaction be the same as it was with Kennedy or not?

Different
38%
699 votes
The same
12%
229 votes
Not sure
29%
534 votes
N/A
20%
371 votes

2. If you said that the reactions would be different, why is that?

The percentage of people who like Obama or Bush is not as much as those who liked JFK
26%
472 votes
Politics are very different than in the 60s
27%
490 votes
There was more respect for political figures
28%
522 votes
People are caught up in their own lives
14%
263 votes
N/A
41%
757 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
31 votes

3. If you chose the 'politics are different option' please answer what is different:

Being aware of politics in the 60s was a civic duty
11%
209 votes
There was more respect
27%
502 votes
People cared more
20%
362 votes
People believed they could actually make a difference (their vote, getting involved, etc)
24%
441 votes
The politicians were different
17%
315 votes
The 60s were closer to a more conservative time (the 1950s)
13%
231 votes
There were different things going on in the world
13%
240 votes
The effect from outside sources: people just getting tv, freedom, segregation, hippies, civil rights movement
10%
188 votes
N/A
51%
930 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
15 votes

4. If it applies, were you a JFK fan?

Yes
37%
680 votes
No
16%
293 votes
Not Applicable
47%
860 votes
03/06/2016 Politics 1833 35 By: ptajuggalette

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