The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Government Guaranteed Job and Standard of Living (1), yes/no 1956-2002

  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02
Govt. See to Jobs 57
(995)
57
(1022)
59
(1129)
** 31
(487)
** 31
(487)
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 21
(278)
Each Person on His Own 27
(471)
26
(476)
24
(454)
** 43
(677)
** 47
(729)
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43
(561)
Don't Know, No Interest 17
(292)
17
(310)
18
(336)
** 26
(405)
** 22
(335)
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 36
(478)
N 1758 1808 1919 0 1569 0 1551 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1317

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4A.4a.

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Question Text:

1956-1960: "'The government in Washington ought to see to it that everybody who wants to work can find a job.'"
1964,1968: "In general, some people feel that the government in Washington should see to it that every person has a job and a good standard of living. Others think the government should just let each person get ahead on his own. Have you been interested enough in this to favor one side over the other." (IF YES:) "Do you think that the
government --"
2002: Some people feel the government in Washington should see to it that every person has A JOB AND A GOOD STANDARD OF LIVING. Others think the government should just LET EACH PERSON GET AHEAD ON THEIR OWN. Which is closer to the way you feel or haven't you thought much about this?

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Govt See to Job/Std
Each Person on His Own
Don't Know, No Interest

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