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Shouldn't Vote if Doesn't Care About Outcome 1952-1992

  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Agree : 53 ** 46 ** 44 ** ** ** ** ** 45 ** 46 48 41 ** 57 ** 50 ** 51
Disagree : 45 ** 53 ** 55 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 53 49 58 ** 42 ** 37 ** 41
Neither : - ** - ** - ** ** ** ** ** - ** - - - ** - ** 12 ** 8
Don't Know, Depends: 1 ** 2 ** 2 ** ** ** ** ** 1 ** 2 3 1 ** 1 ** 0 ** 1
N   1775   1736   1908           2686   2838 2290 1559   2243   1768   2248

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

"'If a person doesn't (1988: if people don't) care how an election
comes out he (1980,1984: then that person; 1988,1992: they) shouldn't
vote in it.'"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

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

This question is variable VCF0616 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: 05NOV15)


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