The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Time of Presidential Election Vote Decision 1948-2004

  '48 '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
Knew All Along : 41 32 ** 45 ** 25 ** 18 ** 21 ** 33 ** 20 ** 20 ** 30 ** 15 ** 19 ** 28 ** 12 ** 33
When Candidate Announced: 0 4 ** 15 ** 6 ** 23 ** 14 ** 11 ** 14 ** 20 ** 22 ** 17 ** 21 ** 23 ** 32 ** 22
During Conventions : 31 32 ** 19 ** 31 ** 25 ** 24 ** 18 ** 21 ** 18 ** 18 ** 29 ** 14 ** 13 ** 10 ** 14
Post-Convention : 15 21 ** 12 ** 26 ** 21 ** 19 ** 24 ** 22 ** 15 ** 17 ** 22 ** 22 ** 17 ** 23 ** 15
Last 2 weeks of campaign: 10 9 ** 7 ** 9 ** 9 ** 14 ** 8 ** 17 ** 17 ** 10 ** 12 ** 17 ** 12 ** 18 ** 13
Election Day : 3 2 ** 2 ** 3 ** 4 ** 7 ** 5 ** 7 ** 9 ** 4 ** 5 ** 8 ** 7 ** 5 ** 2
N   382 1202   1230   1385   1089   960   1487   1638   984   1391   1199   1653   1055   1096   796

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 9A.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"How long before the election did you decide that you were going to
vote the way you did?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: Open-end texts for time of Presidential election vote decision
have not yet been coded into release data codes for the ANES 2008
or 2012 Time Series studies. Open-end master codes and coding
procedures are under review.

This question is variable VCF0712 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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