From far-out to far-reaching
The hippie generation's influence on mainstream culture runs deeper than the lyrics of a Grateful Dead song.
A new poll reveals that hippies have had a profound effect on the British way of life. Today the movement has moulded mainstream society's views on everything from war, government, sex, fashion, food and alternative therapy to the environment .
46%, agree with the hippie rallying cry "Make Love Not War''
49% are opposed to nuclear weapons
35%, think there is never any excuse for war
48% of British people also now believe in questioning authority
47% think there are too many rules
30%, disagree with party politics
82% of Britons saying they believe in Environmentalism and the need to save the planet
47%, said they would consider trying to produce all their own food
26% said they would build their home from recycled materials
43% would live solely with alternative energy sources
75% now hold no objections to sex before marriage
35%, said they had smoked marijuana
8% said they had taken LSD
43% said they were open-minded about meditation
25% believe in astrology
In the words of the The Dead - " What a long strange trip it has been "