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Government See to Fair Treatment in Jobs 1964-2012

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
See to Fair Treatment : 39 ** 38 ** 41 ** ** ** ** ** ** 19 29 ** 35 ** 30 ** 35 ** 34 28 38
Don't See to It : 40 ** 43 ** 35 ** ** ** ** ** ** 14 22 ** 26 ** 29 ** 28 ** 27 25 51
Don't Know, No Interest: 21 ** 19 ** 23 ** ** ** ** ** ** 67 49 ** 39 ** 40 ** 36 ** 39 47 11
N   1571   1557   2705             2176 2040   2488   1492   1773   1054 2099 5505

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4B.8
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

ALL YEARS EXCEPT 2012: "Some people feel that if black people (1964,1968:
negroes) are not getting fair treatment in jobs, the government in
Washington ought to see to it that they do. Others feel that this is
not the federal government's business. Have you had enough interest
in this question to favor one side over the other?" (IF YES:) "How do
you feel? Should the government in Washington see it it that black people
get fair treatment in jobs (1986 AND LATER: or is this not the
federal government's business) 1964,1968,1972: or should the
government in Washington leave these matters to the states and local
communities?)"

2012: Should the government in Washington see to it that black people
get fair treatment in jobs or is this not the federal government's
business?


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: There was a major change in response options wording after 1972.

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

The 2012 omission of the lead-in question asking whether R
has had interest in this issue significantly reduced the
number of respondents in this table's combined category for
Don't Know/No interest. However, it should also be noted that
although 'Other (SPECIFY)' was a volunteered category for
2012 face-to-face respondents, it was an onscreen choice
for 2012 Internet respondents. Thus for 2012, the Don't Know
/No interest represents a small number of Don't Know responses
from the face-to-face survey together with many more cases
of 'Other' from the Internet survey.

This question is variable VCF9037 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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