Military Spending (2), 7 point scale 1980 -2016

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Data Table

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Greatly Decrease 1 3
(43)
8
(117)
8
(184)
9
(198)
8
(159)
11
(217)
8
(202)
10
(169)
4
(71)
** 3
(33)
** 3
(41)
** 7
(80)
** 5
(295)
** 4
(182)
2 2
(36)
8
(112)
9
(197)
10
(226)
9
(186)
11
(215)
12
(308)
10
(176)
8
(144)
** 3
(30)
** 5
(58)
** 7
(79)
** 8
(473)
** 5
(233)
3 5
(74)
12
(167)
11
(242)
14
(302)
12
(241)
15
(298)
20
(499)
14
(256)
14
(238)
** 7
(64)
** 8
(94)
** 11
(126)
** 14
(802)
** 10
(407)
4 15
(242)
26
(362)
28
(621)
27
(578)
29
(585)
29
(576)
29
(716)
33
(583)
28
(473)
** 22
(216)
** 23
(284)
** 24
(281)
** 28
(1665)
** 23
(971)
5 21
(330)
15
(207)
16
(353)
17
(368)
15
(305)
11
(224)
10
(260)
16
(277)
18
(303)
** 22
(215)
** 24
(295)
** 18
(215)
** 18
(1036)
** 18
(755)
6 20
(320)
7
(104)
9
(191)
7
(154)
8
(158)
4
(80)
4
(89)
6
(107)
9
(149)
** 15
(142)
** 13
(162)
** 11
(125)
** 10
(575)
** 13
(572)
Greatly Increase 7 20
(320)
4
(56)
7
(145)
5
(108)
6
(118)
4
(80)
3
(71)
3
(59)
5
(81)
** 9
(87)
** 9
(113)
** 8
(94)
** 6
(346)
** 11
(454)
DK, Haven't Thought 15
(239)
20
(277)
13
(295)
11
(232)
14
(276)
14
(276)
14
(336)
8
(149)
15
(254)
** 20
(192)
** 14
(164)
** 14
(166)
** 12
(720)
** 16
(677)
N 1604 1402 2228 2166 2028 1966 2481 1776 1713 0 979 0 1211 0 1166 0 5912 0 4251

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4D.3b.
Source: VCF0843 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
Link to see data by mode (2012, 2016)

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Decrease (1,2,3)
Increase (5,6,7)

Question Text:

"Some people believe that we should spend much less money for defense. Others feel that defense spending should be greatly increased. Where would you place yourself on this scale or haven't you thought much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)

Note:

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

In the 2012 Web instrument, Don't Know was not present as an onscreen categories for Internet, however Haven't Thought Much about it was a response option for both modes.

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