Government Support for Health Care 1956 -1968

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Data Table

  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68
Help People Get Care 54
(949)
** 60
(1154)
61
(786)
50
(778)
** 52
(807)
Govt. Should Stay Out 26
(458)
** 20
(378)
24
(305)
28
(438)
** 27
(414)
Don't Know, No Interest 20
(351)
** 20
(386)
15
(192)
22
(347)
** 21
(332)
N 1758 0 1918 1283 1563 0 1553

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4A.2.
Source: VCF0805 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Govt Help
Govt Should Stay Out
Don't Know, No Interest

Question Text:

1956,1960: "'The government ought to help people get doctors and hospital care at low cost.'" (CARD WITH RESPONSE CHOICES SHOWN TO R)
1962: "'The government ought to help people get doctors and hospital care at low cost.' Do you have an opinion on this or not?" (IF YES:) "Do you agree that the government should do this or do you think the government should not do it?"
1964,1968: "Some say the government in Washington ought to help people get doctors and hospital care at low cost; others say the government should not get into this. Have you been interested enough in this to favor one side over the other?" (IF YES) "What is your position?"

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