Condition of Nation's Economy Over the Last Year 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
Gotten Better 4
(59)
12
(165)
43
(922)
24
(491)
19
(368)
3
(68)
5
(114)
35
(605)
38
(646)
47
(593)
39
(693)
5
(69)
24
(282)
** 2
(54)
** 29
(1725)
** 28
(1173)
Stayed Same 13
(205)
18
(252)
33
(722)
42
(870)
50
(978)
22
(433)
23
(567)
38
(658)
45
(758)
38
(483)
44
(785)
23
(344)
31
(370)
** 7
(168)
** 35
(2063)
** 42
(1798)
Gotten Worse 83
(1316)
70
(960)
24
(512)
35
(725)
31
(610)
74
(1443)
72
(1776)
28
(483)
17
(294)
15
(183)
17
(310)
72
(1087)
45
(544)
** 90
(2091)
** 35
(2082)
** 30
(1289)
N 1580 1377 2156 2086 1956 1944 2457 1746 1698 1259 1788 1500 1196 0 2313 0 5870 0 4260

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4E.1.
Source: VCF0870 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Gotten Better
Stayed Same
Gotten Worse

Question Text:

"How about (1996-LATER: Now thinking about) the economy (1990,1994- later: in the country as a whole)?"
ALL YEARS EXC.2000 EXPERIMENTAL VERSION:
"Would you say that over the past year the nation's economy has gotten better, stayed (all yrs. exc 1984: about) the same or gotten worse?"
2000 EXPERIMENTAL VERSION:
"Would you say that over the past year the nation's economy has gotten worse, stayed about the same, or gotten better?"

Note:

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

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