The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Have Economic Policies of Federal Government Made Things Better/Worse 1984-1996

  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Made Better 36
(758)
25
(490)
20
(378)
** 4
(97)
18
(304)
23
(387)
No Difference 41
(854)
52
(1042)
57
(1077)
** 52
(1250)
67
(1151)
60
(995)
Made Worse 22
(465)
23
(461)
23
(440)
** 44
(1046)
16
(272)
17
(290)
N 2077 1993 1895 0 2393 1727 1672

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4E.5.

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Question Text:

(1988,1992-later: "Over the past year) Would you say that the economic policies of the federal government have made the nation's economy better, worse, or haven't they made much difference either way?"
(IF BETTER/WORSE:) "Would you say the economy is much better/worse or somewhat better/worse?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Made Better
No Difference
Made Worse

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