The other day the New York Times ran a selection of 1968 poll data on the op/ed page. In April of that year, 31% of Americans agreed that “Martin Luther King, Jr. brought his assassination on himself.”
This makes me wonder which beliefs, currently held by 30% or more of the U.S. population, will be universally considered absurd or even despicable by Americans of 2048. So, readers — nominate such beliefs in the comments. But to make it interesting, the belief has to be one which you presently hold.
Here’s mine: “People should strive to keep the details of their personal lives from becoming publicly available.”
(For more antique polling nuggets, see my previous post on Public Opinion 1935-1946.)