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Government Guaranteed Job/Standard of Living (1) 1956-2002

  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02
Govt. See to Jobs : 57 57 59 ** 31 ** 31 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 21
Each Person on His Own : 27 26 24 ** 43 ** 47 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43
Don't Know, No Interest: 17 17 18 ** 26 ** 22 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 36
N   1758 1808 1919   1569   1551                                 1317

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

1956-1960: "'The government in Washington ought to see to it that
everybody who wants to work can find a job.'"
1964,1968: "In general, some people feel that the government in
Washington should see to it that every person has a job and a good
standard of living. Others think the government should just let each
person get ahead on his own. Have you been interested enough in this
to favor one side over the other." (IF YES:) "Do you think that the
government --"
2002:
Some people feel the government in Washington should see to it that
every person has A JOB AND A GOOD STANDARD OF LIVING. Others think the
government should just LET EACH PERSON GET AHEAD ON THEIR OWN. Which is
closer to the way you feel or haven't you thought much about this?


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0808 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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