The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Military Spending (1), yes/no 1972-1976

  '72 '74 '76
Cut Military Spending 35
(412)
** 18
(500)
Continue at Least Same 57
(665)
** 76
(2169)
Don't Know, Other 8
(90)
** 6
(181)
N 1167 0 2850

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4D.3a.

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Question Text:

"Some people believe that our armed forces are already powerful enough and that we should spend less money for defense. Others feel that military spending should at least continue at the present level. How do you feel - should military spending be cut, or should it continue at least at the present level?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Cut
Continue at Least Same

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