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Respondent's Financial Situation Over the Next Year 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
Get Better: 44 43 40 38 46 35 34 31 37 22 34 24 30 27 38 40 38 28 34 33 38 41 39 ** 39 37 37
Stay Same : 46 44 50 56 45 53 56 51 53 45 53 47 49 55 53 49 53 54 56 59 55 52 55 ** 52 49 51
Get Worse : 10 13 10 6 9 12 10 18 10 33 13 28 22 18 9 12 9 17 10 7 8 6 6 ** 8 15 12
N   1629 1754 1772 1143 1492 1107 1151 793 881 2225 2570 2131 1437 1307 2094 1040 1952 1928 2402 1753 1689 1260 1638   1159 2210 5776

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

1956-1960,1964: "Now looking ahead and thinking about the next few
years, do you expect your financial situation will stay about the
way it is now, get better, or get worse?"
1962,1966 and later: "Now looking ahead--do you think that a year
from now (1962,1966-1970: you people; 1972 AND LATER: you [and your
family]; 1976 AND LATER EXC. 2000 TELEPHONE: [living here]) will be
better off financially or worse off, or just about the same as now?"


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 VCF0881 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0010z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 11NOV15)


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