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Are Government Officials Crooked 1958-2012

  '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
Quite a Few: 24 ** ** 29 ** 25 32 36 45 42 39 47 ** 32 ** 40 48 46 52 44 41 36 30 35 51 64
Not Many : 44 ** ** 49 ** 52 49 45 42 40 42 41 ** 50 ** 45 40 44 39 47 46 49 56 53 42 31
Hardly Any : 26 ** ** 18 ** 19 16 14 10 13 13 9 ** 14 ** 11 9 9 8 9 12 13 14 10 6 4
Don't Know : 6 ** ** 4 ** 4 3 4 3 5 6 4 ** 4 ** 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1
N   1774     1438   1330 1489 2268 2498 2832 2266 1600   1905   1764 1957 2234 1765 1495 1275 1539 1297 1058 2110 5489

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 5A.4
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Do you think that quite a few of the people running the government
are (1958-1972: a little) crooked, not very many are, or do you
think hardly any of them are crooked (1958-1972: at all)?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

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

For 2012, the 'Don't Know/Other' category represents face-to-face
Don't Know cases only (in the 2012 Web instrument, a Don't Know
category was not present).

This question is variable VCF0608 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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