Are Government Officials Crooked 1958 -2014

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  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14
Quite a Few 24
(427)
** ** 29
(415)
** 25
(338)
32
(472)
36
(818)
45
(1130)
42
(1185)
39
(894)
47
(748)
** 32
(611)
** 40
(708)
48
(944)
46
(1023)
52
(909)
44
(656)
41
(520)
36
(558)
30
(386)
35
(372)
** 51
(1080)
** 64
(3536)
**
Not Many 44
(777)
** ** 49
(705)
** 52
(693)
49
(736)
45
(1031)
42
(1040)
40
(1137)
42
(944)
41
(659)
** 50
(945)
** 45
(789)
40
(782)
44
(973)
39
(685)
47
(701)
45
(580)
49
(748)
56
(722)
53
(566)
** 42
(879)
** 31
(1680)
**
Hardly Any 26
(466)
** ** 18
(263)
** 19
(252)
16
(237)
14
(321)
10
(242)
13
(363)
13
(290)
9
(136)
** 14
(275)
** 11
(197)
9
(181)
9
(198)
8
(148)
9
(129)
12
(156)
13
(206)
14
(183)
10
(102)
** 6
(121)
** 4
(223)
**
Don't Know 6
(104)
** ** 4
(55)
** 4
(47)
3
(44)
4
(98)
3
(86)
5
(148)
6
(138)
4
(57)
** 4
(74)
** 4
(70)
3
(50)
2
(40)
1
(23)
1
(9)
1
(19)
2
(28)
0
(6)
2
(18)
** 1
(30)
** 1
(51)
**
N 1774 0 0 1438 0 1330 1489 2268 2498 2833 2266 1600 0 1905 0 1764 1957 2234 1765 1495 1275 1540 1297 1058 0 2110 0 5490 0

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 5A.4.
Source: VCF0608 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
Link to see data by mode (2012)

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Quite a Few
Not Many
Hardly Any

Question Text:

"Do you think that quite a few of the people running the government are (1958-1972: a little) crooked, not very many are, or do you think hardly any of them are crooked (1958-1972: at all)?"

Note:

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

For 2012, the 'Don't Know/Other' category represents face-to-face Don't Know cases only (in the 2012 Web instrument, a Don't Know category was not present).

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