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Read about Campaign in Newspapers 1952-2008

  '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
No : 21 ** 31 ** 20 ** 21 ** 25 ** 43 39 27 29 29 28 23 36 36 35 35 ** 45 ** 44 ** 33 32
Yes: 79 ** 69 ** 80 ** 79 ** 75 ** 57 61 73 71 71 72 77 64 64 65 65 ** 55 ** 56 ** 67 68
N   1708   1760   1823   1448   1348   1115 2485 2393 2257 1400 1416 1943 2171 1559 1976 1739   1270   1320   896 820

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 6D.4
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1952,1956,1960,1964,1968,1972,1976: "..did you read (1972 ONLY: much)
about the campaign in any newspaper?"
1974: (IF R READS A DAILY NEWSPAPER:) "Did you read anything about the
campaign this year in any newspaper?"
1978-1986,1990: "Did you read about the campaign in any newspapers?"
1988,1992 and later: (IF R HAS READ A DAILY NEWSPAPER IN THE PAST WEEK:)
"Did you read about the campaign in any newspaper?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: In some years, this was followed by a question asking how many
articles R had read. Cases where R responded Yes but, when asked how
many articles, volunteered 'None,' are coded No.

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

This question is variable VCF0727 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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