Shouldn't Vote if Doesn't Care About Outcome 1952 -1992

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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
Agree 53
(948)
** 46
(794)
** 44
(835)
** ** ** ** ** 45
(1218)
** 46
(1292)
48
(1104)
41
(638)
** 57
(1276)
** 50
(889)
** 51
(1138)
Disagree 45
(807)
** 53
(915)
** 55
(1043)
** ** ** ** ** 53
(1437)
** 53
(1503)
49
(1116)
58
(905)
** 42
(953)
** 37
(655)
** 41
(927)
Neither - ** - ** - ** ** ** ** ** - ** - - - ** - ** 12
(220)
** 8
(171)
Don't Know, Depends 1
(20)
** 2
(27)
** 2
(30)
** ** ** ** ** 1
(31)
** 2
(43)
3
(70)
1
(16)
** 1
(14)
** 0
(4)
** 1
(13)
N 1775 0 1736 0 1908 0 0 0 0 0 2686 0 2838 2290 1559 0 2243 0 1768 0 2249

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 5D.1.
Source: VCF0616 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Agree
Disagree
Neither

Question Text:

"'If a person doesn't (1988: if people don't) care how an election comes out he (1980,1984: then that person; 1988,1992: they) shouldn't vote in it.'"

Note:

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

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