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Interest in Current Campaign 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
Not Much Interested : 29 ** 31 41 25 26 25 29 21 24 27 ** 21 34 26 30 25 33 25 33 17 27 25 31 24 27 17 16 17
Somewhat Interested : 34 ** 40 33 37 38 37 40 40 43 41 ** 42 45 44 44 47 44 47 46 44 47 50 48 50 53 44 41 42
Very Much Interested: 37 ** 30 27 38 36 38 30 39 34 31 ** 37 22 30 26 28 22 28 21 39 27 25 21 26 20 40 44 41
Don't Know : 0 ** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N   1776   1754 1812 1919 1294 1565 1272 1546 1506 2699   2857 2300 1567 1415 2251 2172 2036 1978 2478 1777 1714 1281 1807 1507 1212 1208 5911

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

"Some people don't pay much attention to the political campaigns.
How about you, would you say that you have been/were very much
interested, somewhat interested, or not much interested in following
the political campaigns (so far) this year?"


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 VCF0310 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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