The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Condition of Nation's Economy Over the Next Year 1980-2016

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 '16
Get Better 30
(422)
39
(509)
29
(587)
21
(435)
23
(437)
11
(209)
32
(748)
29
(496)
25
(425)
24
(295)
23
(406)
** 37
(426)
28
(325)
42
(2405)
25
(1062)
Stay About the Same 40
(563)
40
(526)
51
(1040)
56
(1136)
55
(1031)
31
(580)
49
(1158)
55
(951)
62
(1039)
57
(711)
58
(1017)
** 46
(535)
41
(478)
43
(2469)
53
(2221)
Get Worse 31
(439)
21
(278)
20
(413)
23
(474)
22
(415)
58
(1106)
19
(442)
17
(286)
13
(221)
19
(235)
18
(318)
** 17
(199)
31
(361)
15
(865)
22
(909)
N 1424 1313 2040 2045 1883 1895 2348 1733 1685 1241 1741 0 1160 1164 5739 4192

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4E.2.

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Question Text:

"What about the next 12 months (1980,1982: or so)?"
ALL YEARS EXC. 2000:
"Do you expect the (1986,1988,1992: national) economy to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?"
2000 STANDARD VERSION:
"Do you expect the economy, in the country as a whole, to get better, stay about the same, or get worse?"
2000 EXPERIMENTAL VERSON:
"Do you expect the economy, in the country as a whole, to get worse, stay about the same, or get better?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Get Better
Stay About the Same
Get Worse

Note:

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

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