How Much Does the Government Listen to the People 1964 -2004

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Data Table

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04
Not Much 24
(344)
** 29
(390)
24
(221)
24
(526)
28
(694)
33
(783)
28
(650)
41
(575)
41
(568)
30
(666)
** 28
(498)
** 26
(585)
** 22
(327)
29
(368)
20
(311)
** 21
(219)
Some 38
(551)
** 42
(562)
49
(444)
56
(1227)
59
(1490)
54
(1303)
55
(1247)
49
(689)
46
(644)
54
(1209)
** 57
(1011)
** 60
(1356)
** 63
(937)
52
(662)
63
(965)
** 63
(669)
A Good Deal 32
(461)
** 23
(310)
24
(216)
17
(379)
11
(277)
11
(253)
14
(318)
8
(118)
10
(137)
15
(331)
** 13
(227)
** 12
(278)
** 15
(230)
18
(235)
16
(252)
** 16
(166)
Don't Know, Depends 6
(90)
** 6
(78)
3
(29)
2
(51)
2
(57)
3
(61)
3
(72)
2
(26)
4
(50)
1
(33)
** 2
(30)
** 1
(26)
** 0
(5)
1
(11)
1
(12)
** 1
(7)
N 1446 0 1340 910 2183 2518 2400 2287 1408 1399 2239 0 1766 0 2245 0 1499 1276 1540 0 1061

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 5C.1.
Source: VCF0622 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0010z

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Not Much
Some
A Good Deal

Question Text:

"Over the years, how much attention do you feel the government pays to what the people think when it decides what to do -- a good deal, some, or not much?"

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