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Likelihood of Conventional War 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
Not Worried : 44 ** 32 ** 44 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 33 39 33 45 14 44 ** ** ** 46 16
Somewhat Worried : 43 ** 46 ** 45 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 45 41 50 43 43 44 ** ** ** 42 50
Very/Pretty Worried: 11 ** 21 ** 10 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 21 19 15 11 41 11 ** ** ** 11 33
Don't Know : 1 ** 1 ** 1 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 1 1 1 1 1 ** ** ** 0 0
N   1757   1914   1559                 1413 2249 1081 1772 974 2485       679 1310

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

1956: "Now I'd like to ask you some questions about the chances of
our country getting into war. Would you say that at the present
time you are pretty worried about this country getting into another
war, somewhat worried, or not worried at all?"
1960,1964: "How about the chances of our country getting into war.
Would you say that at the present time you are pretty worried about
this country getting into another war, somewhat worried, or not
worried at all?"
1982-1992, 2000-2002: "How worried are you about our country (1982:
How about the chances of) getting into a conventional war (2000 and
2002: at this time), one in which nuclear weapons are not used
(1982: neither side uses nuclear weapons)? Are you very (1982:
pretty) worried (1982: about this country getting into such a war at
the present time), somewhat worried, or not worried at all?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0848 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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