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Watched Campaign on TV 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
No : 49 ** 26 ** 13 ** 11 ** 11 ** 12 45 11 31 14 24 14 25 ** 37 11 ** 26 ** 18 38 14 14 24
Yes: 51 ** 74 ** 87 ** 89 ** 89 ** 88 55 89 69 86 76 86 75 ** 63 89 ** 74 ** 82 62 86 86 76
N   1656   1758   1829   1448   1341   1116 2479 2400 2290 1406 1409 1943 2174   1976 2251   1504   1544 1318 1061 1059 5503

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 6D.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1952-1972,1976: "Did you watch any programs about the campaign on
television?" (1952,1960-1972,1976: IF YES:) "How many television
programs about the campaign would you say you watched --a good many,
several, or just one or two?"
1974: "How about you--did you watch any programs about the campaign
on television?" (IF YES:) "How many television programs about the
campaign would you say you watched--a good many, several, or just
one or two?"
1978,1980,1982,1984,1986,1990,1992 and later: "Did you watch any
programs about the campaigns on television? (1978,1980,1984,1990,1996,
2004 ONLY: IF YES: "Would you say you watched-- a good many, several,
or just one or two?" )


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: Cases where R responded Yes but, when asked how many programs,
volunteered 'None,' are coded No.

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

This question is variable VCF0724 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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