People Don't Have a Say in What the Government Does 1952 -2016

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Data Table

  '52 '54 '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 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Agree 31
(549)
** 28
(492)
** 27
(523)
** 29
(457)
34
(440)
41
(549)
36
(534)
40
(1083)
40
(1015)
41
(983)
45
(1029)
39
(550)
45
(637)
32
(706)
** 41
(730)
54
(1059)
36
(818)
56
(996)
53
(905)
42
(538)
41
(624)
29
(381)
43
(456)
** 49
(516)
** 48
(1434)
** 50
(1825)
Disagree 68
(1196)
** 71
(1245)
** 72
(1388)
** 70
(1087)
60
(776)
58
(782)
64
(958)
59
(1590)
57
(1440)
56
(1348)
53
(1210)
59
(831)
52
(728)
68
(1517)
** 50
(876)
34
(669)
57
(1282)
34
(595)
38
(647)
46
(582)
50
(763)
57
(753)
45
(479)
** 40
(420)
** 35
(1031)
** 32
(1145)
Neither - ** - ** - ** - - - - - - - - - - - ** 8
(150)
11
(223)
6
(135)
10
(169)
9
(156)
12
(153)
9
(146)
14
(179)
12
(126)
** 10
(107)
** 17
(492)
** 18
(654)
Don't Know, Depends 1
(24)
** 1
(15)
** 1
(11)
** 1
(20)
6
(74)
0
(6)
1
(12)
1
(20)
3
(64)
3
(63)
2
(52)
2
(22)
3
(37)
0
(11)
** 1
(9)
1
(12)
1
(12)
0
(7)
0
(3)
0
(3)
0
(7)
0
(3)
0
(1)
** 0
(1)
** 0
(3)
** 0
(2)
N 1769 0 1752 0 1922 0 1564 1290 1337 1504 2693 2519 2394 2291 1403 1402 2234 0 1765 1963 2247 1767 1711 1276 1540 1316 1062 0 1044 0 2960 0 3626

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 5B.2.
Source: VCF0613 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Agree
Disagree
Neither

Question Text:

"'People like me don't have any say about what the government does.'"

Note:

The option 'Neither Agree Nor Disagree' was introduced in 1988 and has affected distributions.

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

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