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Military Spending (2), 7-point scale 1980-2012

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Greatly Decrease 1 : 3 8 8 9 8 11 8 10 4 ** 3 ** 3 7 5
2 : 2 8 9 10 9 11 12 10 8 ** 3 ** 5 7 8
3 : 5 12 11 14 12 15 20 14 14 ** 7 ** 8 11 14
4 : 15 26 28 27 29 29 29 33 28 ** 22 ** 23 24 28
5 : 21 15 16 17 15 11 10 16 18 ** 22 ** 24 18 18
6 : 20 7 9 7 8 4 4 6 9 ** 14 ** 13 11 10
Greatly Increase 7 : 20 4 7 5 6 4 3 3 5 ** 9 ** 9 8 6
DK, Haven't Thought: 15 20 13 11 14 14 14 8 15 ** 20 ** 14 14 12
N   1604 1402 2228 2166 2028 1966 2482 1776 1711   980   1212 1168 5912

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

"Some people believe that we should spend much less money for defense.
Others feel that defense spending should be greatly increased.
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 VCF0843 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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