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Average Feeling Thermometer Rating Toward Parties 1978-2020
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|Net Pro Dem. - Pro Rep.||54||52||55||52||53||51||53||54||49||53||55||53||**||53||**||55||**||54||**||53||**||50|
|'Parties in General'||**||55||56||55||57||**||53||**||51||52||**||53||**||**||**||**||**||**||**||**||**||**|
Source: VCF0218,VCF0224,VCF0291,VCF0290,VCF0222 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
Link to see data by mode (2012, 2016)
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Thermometer scale 0-100 administered.
In the final Republican Party and the Democratic Party thermometer data, scores of 97 to 100 are collapsed to 97.
The Net index (Pro Dem. - Pro Rep.) is constructed by subtracting the Republican Party thermometer rating from the Democratic Party thermometer rating, adding 100 to the difference, and then dividing by 2.
The score for 'Both Parties' is produced by adding the Republican Party and Democratic Party thermometer ratings and then dividing the sum by 2. All results are rounded to the nearest integer.
The 'Parties in General' score is based on the thermometer rating on 'political parties in general'.
2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.