Elections Make the Government Pay Attention 1964 -2016

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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 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Not Much 7
(94)
9
(115)
8
(112)
8
(77)
8
(165)
11
(285)
10
(247)
10
(226)
13
(176)
** 20
(449)
** 17
(306)
** 11
(256)
** 15
(229)
13
(161)
13
(206)
9
(114)
7
(78)
** 11
(230)
** 22
(1299)
** 27
(1142)
Some 25
(357)
25
(319)
28
(382)
30
(275)
36
(780)
35
(890)
36
(852)
32
(738)
35
(487)
** 37
(822)
** 44
(782)
** 41
(922)
** 42
(635)
41
(529)
41
(639)
40
(529)
37
(388)
** 42
(887)
** 50
(2949)
** 46
(1969)
A Good Deal 65
(937)
62
(800)
60
(799)
58
(531)
55
(1191)
50
(1249)
52
(1241)
56
(1278)
51
(712)
** 42
(947)
** 37
(654)
** 47
(1045)
** 42
(629)
45
(578)
44
(686)
51
(675)
56
(592)
** 47
(987)
** 28
(1644)
** 27
(1137)
Don't Know, Depends 4
(57)
4
(48)
4
(49)
3
(26)
2
(48)
3
(85)
2
(59)
2
(48)
2
(32)
** 1
(25)
** 1
(25)
** 1
(23)
** 0
(4)
1
(8)
1
(11)
0
(0)
0
(2)
** 0
(9)
** 0
(8)
** 0
(4)
N 1445 1282 1342 909 2184 2509 2399 2290 1407 0 2243 0 1767 0 2246 0 1497 1276 1542 1318 1060 0 2113 0 5900 0 4252

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 5C.2.
Source: VCF0624 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0010z
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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Not Much
Some
A Good Deal

Question Text:

"And how much do you feel that having elections makes the government pay attention to what the people think, a good deal, some or not much?"

Note:

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

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