Which Party Better Able to Keep U.S. Out of War 1956 -2008

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  '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 '06 '08
Democrats 7
(131)
** 15
(293)
** 38
(590)
11
(137)
13
(196)
14
(131)
14
(184)
** ** ** 26
(424)
18
(251)
22
(505)
15
(334)
17
(339)
** 18
(442)
** 12
(100)
** 20
(362)
** 42
(505)
** 50
(573)
Same 45
(794)
** 47
(894)
** 46
(716)
57
(737)
50
(772)
63
(574)
50
(678)
** ** ** 51
(812)
62
(880)
48
(1074)
64
(1369)
52
(1052)
** 59
(1466)
** 69
(586)
** 60
(1075)
** 39
(474)
** 32
(376)
Republicans 41
(712)
** 30
(574)
** 12
(188)
15
(197)
24
(376)
14
(130)
28
(383)
** ** ** 17
(269)
13
(178)
25
(565)
16
(335)
27
(551)
** 20
(492)
** 18
(157)
** 17
(301)
** 16
(188)
** 13
(153)
Don't Know, Depends 7
(117)
** 8
(153)
** 4
(66)
17
(213)
13
(209)
9
(80)
8
(112)
** ** ** 6
(100)
7
(105)
4
(101)
5
(117)
5
(95)
** 3
(84)
** 1
(9)
** 4
(68)
** 3
(41)
** 5
(55)
N 1754 0 1914 0 1560 1284 1553 915 1357 0 0 0 1605 1414 2245 2155 2037 0 2484 0 852 0 1806 0 1208 0 1157

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 2B.6.
Source: VCF0522 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0010z

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Democrats
Same/ Don't Know
Republicans

Question Text:

"Looking ahead, do you think the problem of keeping out of war (1966-1972: a bigger war) would be handled better in the next four years (1966-1970: two years) by the Republicans, or by the Democrats, or about the same by both?"

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