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People Don't Have a Say in What the Government Does 1952-2012

  '52 '54 '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
Agree : 31 ** 28 ** 27 ** 29 34 41 36 40 40 41 45 39 45 32 ** 41 54 36 56 53 42 41 29 43 49 48
Disagree : 68 ** 71 ** 72 ** 70 60 58 64 59 57 56 53 59 52 68 ** 50 34 57 34 38 46 50 57 45 40 35
Neither : - ** - ** - ** - - - - - - - - - - - ** 9 11 6 10 9 12 9 14 12 10 17
Don't Know, Depends: 1 ** 1 ** 1 ** 1 6 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 3 0 ** 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N   1769   1752   1922   1564 1290 1337 1504 2693 2519 2394 2291 1403 1402 2234   1765 1963 2247 1767 1712 1276 1541 1317 1061 1044 2960

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

"'People like me don't have any say about what the government does.'"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: The option 'Neither Agree Nor Disagree' was introduced in 1988
and has affected distributions.

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

This question is variable VCF0613 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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