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How Much Does the Government Listen to the People 1964-2004

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04
Not Much : 24 ** 29 24 24 28 33 28 41 41 30 ** 28 ** 26 ** 22 29 20 ** 21
Some : 38 ** 42 49 56 59 54 55 49 46 54 ** 57 ** 60 ** 63 52 63 ** 63
A Good Deal : 32 ** 23 24 17 11 11 14 8 10 15 ** 13 ** 12 ** 15 18 16 ** 16
Don't Know, Depends: 6 ** 6 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 1 ** 2 ** 1 ** 0 1 1 ** 1
N   1446   1340 910 2183 2518 2399 2287 1408 1399 2239   1766   2245   1499 1277 1541   1059

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 5C.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Over the years, how much attention do you feel the government pays
to what the people think when it decides what to do -- a good deal,
some, or not much?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0622 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: 05NOV15)


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