The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Change in Situation of Blacks 1964-1994

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94
Not Much at All 19
(303)
18
(227)
14
(223)
11
(95)
8
(217)
** 7
(202)
** ** ** 12
(114)
15
(160)
17
(304)
16
(160)
19
(416)
23
(399)
Some 38
(590)
39
(496)
35
(539)
35
(307)
35
(954)
** 32
(922)
** ** ** 41
(394)
43
(464)
45
(803)
47
(455)
46
(1041)
46
(806)
A Lot 41
(633)
39
(505)
50
(774)
53
(467)
55
(1489)
** 59
(1682)
** ** ** 45
(431)
39
(420)
35
(625)
34
(336)
34
(754)
30
(533)
Don't Know, Depends 2
(35)
4
(55)
1
(16)
2
(14)
2
(41)
** 2
(46)
** ** ** 3
(29)
3
(37)
2
(38)
3
(27)
2
(36)
2
(32)
N 1561 1283 1552 883 2701 0 2852 0 0 0 968 1081 1770 978 2247 1770

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4B.1.

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Question Text:

1964-1976: "In the past few years we have heard a lot about civil rights groups working to improve the position of the Negro in this country. How much real change do you think there has been in the position of the Negro in the past few years: a lot, some, or not much at all?"
1984 and later: "In the past few years, we have heard a lot about improving the position of black people in this country. How much real change do you think there has been in the position of black people in the past few years: a lot, some, or not much at all?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Not Much
Some
A Lot

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