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Condition of Nation's Economy Over the Next Year 1980-2012

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Get Better : 30 39 29 21 23 11 32 29 25 24 23 ** 37 28 42
Stay About the Same: 40 40 51 56 55 31 49 55 62 57 58 ** 46 41 43
Get Worse : 31 21 20 23 22 58 19 16 13 19 18 ** 17 31 15
N   1424 1313 2040 2045 1883 1895 2348 1733 1685 1241 1740   1160 1164 5740

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

"What about the next 12 months (1980,1982: or so)?"
ALL YEARS EXC. 2000:
"Do you expect the (1986,1988,1992: national) economy to get better,
get worse, or stay about the same?"
2000 STANDARD VERSION:
"Do you expect the economy, in the country as a whole, to get better,
stay about the same, or get worse?"
2000 EXPERIMENTAL VERSON:
"Do you expect the economy, in the country as a whole, to get worse,
stay about the same, or get better?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

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

This question is variable VCF0872 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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