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Is the Government Run for the Benefit of All 1964-2008

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Few Big Interests : 29 33 40 50 53 66 66 67 70 61 55 ** 64 71 75 76 69 64 61 48 56 69
Benefit of All : 64 53 51 41 38 25 24 24 21 29 39 ** 31 24 20 19 27 32 35 51 40 29
Don't Know, Depends: 7 13 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 6 ** 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 2 4 2
N   1443 1276 1336 1496 2273 2500 2839 2263 1593 1397 1898   1761 1952 2228 1757 1490 1271 1530 1276 1061 2101

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 5A.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Would you say the government is pretty much run by a few big
interests looking out for themselves or that it is run for the
benefit of all the people?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0605 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009A was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05AUG10)


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