U.S. Should Not Concern Itself with World Problems 1956 -2016

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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 '10 '12 '14 '16
Agree 25
(434)
24
(427)
18
(349)
** ** ** 23
(305)
** 20
(529)
** 26
(628)
** 18
(245)
** 24
(230)
29
(315)
29
(590)
30
(288)
26
(643)
31
(538)
27
(462)
18
(234)
28
(253)
21
(315)
20
(248)
** 30
(703)
** 38
(2217)
** 33
(1405)
Disagree 57
(1000)
56
(1021)
66
(1265)
** ** ** 74
(990)
** 77
(2078)
** 67
(1593)
** 78
(1087)
** 73
(705)
66
(713)
67
(1357)
66
(644)
72
(1778)
67
(1176)
72
(1227)
81
(1030)
70
(621)
78
(1144)
79
(951)
** 67
(1564)
** 61
(3589)
** 67
(2827)
Don't Know, Other 18
(324)
20
(364)
16
(305)
** ** ** 3
(42)
** 3
(81)
** 7
(164)
** 5
(66)
** 4
(36)
5
(52)
4
(85)
4
(43)
2
(62)
3
(49)
1
(20)
1
(13)
2
(18)
1
(12)
1
(11)
** 2
(55)
** 1
(61)
** 0
(19)
N 1758 1812 1919 0 0 0 1337 0 2688 0 2385 0 1398 0 971 1080 2032 975 2483 1763 1709 1277 892 1471 1210 0 2322 0 5867 0 4251

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4D.1.
Source: VCF0823 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Agree
Disagree

Question Text:

"'This country would be better off if we just stayed home and did not concern ourselves with problems in other parts of the world.'"

Note:

In 1956-1960 only, a Show Card was presented with response options that included 'Not sure; it depends'; these cases are included in the combined Don't Know/Other category.

2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

For 2012, the 'Don't Know/Other' category represents face-to-face cases only (in the 2012 Web instrument, a Don't Know category was not present).

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