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Read Magazine Articles on the Campaign 1952-2004

  '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
No : 60 ** 69 ** 59 ** 61 ** 64 ** 67 ** 52 75 65 69 65 ** 75 ** 77 ** 68 ** ** ** 72
Yes: 40 ** 31 ** 41 ** 39 ** 36 ** 33 ** 48 25 35 31 35 ** 25 ** 23 ** 32 ** ** ** 28
N   1706   1751   1818   1446   1342   1117   2397 2293 1403 1406 1942   2036   2308   1499       1061

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 6D.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1952: "How about magazines-- did you read about the campaign in any
magazines." (IF YES:) "Would you say you read quite a lot or not very
much?"
1956 and later: "Did you read about the campaign in any
magazines?"
1960-1980,1984: (IF YES:) "How many magazine articles about the
campaign would you say your read --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 articles,
volunteered 'None,' are coded No.

In 2008 and 2012, wording was for 'campaign for President' and
is not comparable.

This question is variable VCF0726 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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