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Government Support for Health Care 1956-1968

  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68
Help People Get Care : 54 ** 60 61 50 ** 52
Govt. Should Stay Out : 26 ** 20 24 28 ** 27
Don't Know, No Interest: 20 ** 20 15 22 ** 21
N   1758   1918 1283 1563   1553

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4A.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1956,1960: "'The government ought to help people get doctors and
hospital care at low cost.'" (CARD WITH RESPONSE CHOICES SHOWN TO R)
1962: "'The government ought to help people get doctors and hospital
care at low cost.' Do you have an opinion on this or not?" (IF YES:)
"Do you agree that the government should do this or do you think the
government should not do it?"
1964,1968: "Some say the government in Washington ought to help people
get doctors and hospital care at low cost; others say the government
should not get into this. Have you been interested enough in this to
favor one side over the other?" (IF YES) "What is your position?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0805 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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