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Elections Make the Government Pay Attention 1964-2012

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Not Much : 7 9 8 8 8 11 10 10 13 ** 20 ** 17 ** 11 ** 15 13 13 9 7 11 22
Some : 25 25 28 30 36 35 36 32 35 ** 37 ** 44 ** 41 ** 42 41 41 40 37 42 50
A Good Deal : 65 62 60 58 55 50 52 56 51 ** 42 ** 37 ** 47 ** 42 45 44 51 56 47 28
Don't Know, Depends: 4 4 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 ** 1 ** 1 ** 1 ** 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
N   1445 1282 1342 909 2184 2509 2399 2290 1407   2243   1767   2246   1498 1277 1543 1318 1059 2112 5901

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

"And how much do you feel that having elections makes the government
pay attention to what the people think, a good deal, some or not
much?"


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 VCF0624 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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