The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Respondent's Financial Situation Over the Next Year 1956-2016

  '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 '08 '12 '16
Get Better 44
(718)
43
(750)
40
(717)
38
(433)
46
(686)
35
(390)
34
(392)
31
(247)
37
(324)
22
(490)
34
(871)
24
(520)
30
(428)
27
(349)
38
(802)
40
(412)
38
(740)
28
(544)
34
(815)
33
(584)
38
(634)
41
(521)
39
(633)
** 39
(457)
37
(808)
37
(2143)
36
(1512)
Stay Same 46
(755)
44
(777)
50
(882)
56
(643)
45
(669)
53
(585)
56
(640)
51
(406)
53
(471)
45
(1011)
53
(1368)
47
(1011)
49
(699)
55
(717)
53
(1106)
49
(508)
53
(1039)
54
(1048)
56
(1346)
59
(1038)
55
(923)
52
(661)
55
(908)
** 52
(607)
49
(1082)
51
(2959)
50
(2102)
Get Worse 10
(156)
13
(227)
10
(173)
6
(67)
9
(137)
12
(132)
10
(119)
18
(139)
10
(86)
33
(724)
13
(331)
28
(600)
22
(310)
18
(241)
9
(186)
12
(120)
9
(173)
17
(336)
10
(240)
7
(131)
8
(132)
6
(78)
6
(98)
** 8
(95)
15
(321)
12
(673)
14
(606)
N 1629 1754 1772 1143 1492 1107 1151 792 881 2225 2570 2131 1437 1307 2094 1040 1952 1928 2401 1753 1689 1260 1639 0 1159 2211 5775 4220

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4E.4.

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Question Text:

1956-1960,1964: "Now looking ahead and thinking about the next few years, do you expect your financial situation will stay about the way it is now, get better, or get worse?"
1962,1966 and later: "Now looking ahead--do you think that a year from now (1962,1966-1970: you people; 1972 AND LATER: you [and your family]; 1976 AND LATER EXC. 2000 TELEPHONE: [living here]) will be better off financially or worse off, or just about the same as now?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Get Better
Stay Same
Get Worse

Note:

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

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