Government Responsiveness Index 1964-2020
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Source: VCF0649 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
Link to see data by mode (2012, 2016)
Percent among demographic groups who responded:
The Government Responsiveness Index is constructed as follows:
VCF0622 (Table 5C.1) and VCF0624 (Table 5C.2) from the ANES Cumulative Data File are recoded:
Not Much=0, Some=50, A Great Deal=100.
These new scores are then totaled (Don't Know is not scored) and the sum is divided by the number of valid responses. The result is then rounded to the nearest integer.
After VCF0622 stopped in 2004, the trend shown in the chart relies only on VCF0624.
The questions used are:
VCF0622: "Over the years, how much attention do you feel the government pays to what the people think when it decides what to do -- a good deal, some, or not much?"
VCF0624: "And how much do you feel that having elections makes the government pay attention to what the people think, a good deal, some or not much?"