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Government Health Insurance 1970-2012

  '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Govt. Insurance Plan 1 : 25 25 ** 22 23 ** ** 13 ** 16 ** 20 16 13 ** 16 ** 19 18 12
2 : 8 6 ** 7 7 ** ** 9 ** 9 ** 12 8 10 ** 10 ** 11 13 10
3 : 7 6 ** 6 6 ** ** 9 ** 10 ** 12 11 12 ** 14 ** 12 12 11
4 : 13 12 ** 10 11 ** ** 17 ** 16 ** 18 19 19 ** 19 ** 17 17 18
5 : 5 5 ** 7 7 ** ** 13 ** 12 ** 10 12 14 ** 13 ** 13 12 13
6 : 8 5 ** 8 9 ** ** 12 ** 9 ** 7 12 11 ** 9 ** 10 9 15
Private Insurance Plan 7: 21 23 ** 20 18 ** ** 10 ** 11 ** 7 13 10 ** 10 ** 8 10 14
DK, Haven't Thought : 14 18 ** 21 17 ** ** 18 ** 16 ** 14 8 12 ** 9 ** 9 9 8
N   1489 1355   2843 2282     967   2028   2477 1773 1712   981   1211 1169 5909

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4A.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Some (1988,1994-later: people) feel there should be a government
insurance plan which would cover all medical and hospital expenses
(1984 and later: for everyone)...Others feel that (1988,1994-1996:
all) medical expenses should be paid by individuals, and through
private insurance (1984 and later: plans) like Blue Cross (1984-1994:
or [1996:some] other company paid plans)..
Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you thought
much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: 2012 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

In the 2012 Web instrument, Don't Know was not present as an
onscreen categories for Internet, however Haven't Thought Much
about it was a response option for both modes.

This question is variable VCF0806 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: 11NOV15)


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