Polling data, reports, studies, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to American public opinion
on domestic political and foreign policy issues. Includes polls conducted on behalf of Ronald Reagan in conjunction with his
campaigns for governor of California and president of the United States, as well as polling during his presidency.
Richard Bitner Wirthlin was born in Salt Lake City on March 15, 1931, the son of Joseph L. and Madeline Bitner Wirthlin. He
earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.
Wirthlin noted that he became interested in economics and politics while doing Mormon missionary work in Switzerland and Austria
248 cubic foot boxes, 2 oversize boxes
(310.8 Linear Feet)
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