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U.S. Should Not Concern Itself with World Problems 1956-2012

  '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 '12
Agree : 25 24 18 ** ** ** 23 ** 20 ** 26 ** 18 ** 24 29 29 30 26 31 27 18 28 21 21 30 38
Disagree : 57 56 66 ** ** ** 74 ** 77 ** 67 ** 78 ** 73 66 67 66 72 67 72 81 70 78 79 67 61
Don't Know, Other: 18 20 16 ** ** ** 3 ** 3 ** 7 ** 5 ** 4 5 4 4 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
N   1758 1812 1919       1337   2688   2385   1398   971 1080 2032 975 2483 1763 1709 1277 891 1471 1210 2322 5866

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4D.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"'This country would be better off if we just stayed home and did
not concern ourselves with problems in other parts of the world.'"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: In 1956-1960 only, a Show Card was presented with response
options that included 'Not sure; it depends'; these cases
are included in the combined Don't Know/Other category.

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

For 2012, the 'Don't Know/Other' category represents face-to-face
cases only (in the 2012 Web instrument, a Don't Know category was
not present).

This question is variable VCF0823 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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