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Which Party Better Able to Keep U.S. Out of War 1956-2008

  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats : 7 ** 15 ** 38 11 13 14 14 ** ** ** 26 18 22 16 17 ** 18 ** 12 ** 20 ** 42 50
Same : 45 ** 47 ** 46 57 50 63 50 ** ** ** 51 62 48 64 52 ** 59 ** 69 ** 60 ** 39 32
Republicans : 41 ** 30 ** 12 15 24 14 28 ** ** ** 17 13 25 16 27 ** 20 ** 18 ** 17 ** 16 13
Don't Know, Depends: 7 ** 8 ** 4 17 13 9 8 ** ** ** 6 7 5 5 5 ** 3 ** 1 ** 4 ** 3 5
N   1754   1914   1560 1284 1553 915 1357       1605 1414 2245 2155 2037   2484   851   1806   1208 1157

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2B.6
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Looking ahead, do you think the problem of keeping out of war
(1966-1972: a bigger war) would be handled better in the next four
years (1966-1970: two years) by the Republicans, or by the Democrats,
or about the same by both?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0522 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0010z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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