The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Gave Money to Help a Campaign 1952-2016

  '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 '08 '12 '16
No 96
(1637)
** 90
(1589)
** 88
(1614)
91
(1166)
89
(1289)
92
(1169)
91
(1201)
** 90
(1963)
92
(2307)
84
(2006)
87
(2002)
92
(1291)
91
(1278)
92
(1785)
90
(1947)
91
(1618)
93
(1841)
93
(2091)
94
(1673)
92
(1387)
93
(1192)
91
(1408)
89
(1180)
87
(927)
87
(1842)
88
(4854)
88
(3187)
Yes 4
(71)
** 10
(173)
** 12
(211)
9
(120)
11
(154)
8
(107)
9
(119)
** 10
(228)
8
(209)
16
(389)
13
(290)
8
(113)
9
(128)
8
(151)
10
(211)
9
(155)
7
(133)
7
(163)
6
(113)
8
(115)
7
(87)
9
(135)
11
(139)
13
(134)
13
(271)
12
(648)
12
(450)
N 1708 0 1762 0 1825 1286 1443 1276 1320 0 2191 2516 2395 2292 1404 1406 1936 2158 1773 1974 2254 1786 1502 1279 1543 1319 1061 2113 5502 3637

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 6B.5.

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Question Text:

1952,1956,1960,1962: "Did you give any money or buy any tickets or anything to help the campaign for one of the parties or candidates?"
1964: "Did you give any money or buy any tickets or anything to help a party or candidate pay campaign expenses this year?"
1966,1968: "During this last year were you or any member of your household asked to give money or buy tickets to help pay the campaign expenses of a political party or candidate?" (IF YES) "Did you give any money or buy any tickets?"
1972,1974: "Did you give any money to a political party this year?"
1976: "Did you give any money to a political party or make any other contribution this year?"
1978: "Did you give any money to a political party or candidate this year?"
1980,1982: (2 QUESTIONS):
-"What about other political contributions [other than tax check-offs]. Did you give any money this year to a candidate running for public office?
-"Apart from contributions from specific candidates, how about contributions to any of the political parties. Did you give money to a political party during this election year?"
1984: (3 QUESTIONS):
-"As you know, during an election year people are often asked to make a contribution to support campaigns. During the past year, did you give any money to an individual candidate, to a political party organization, people supporting a ballot proposition, or to a particular issue or interest group?" (IF YES:)
-"Apart from contributions from specific candidates, how about contributions to any political party organization. Did you give money to a political party during this election year?"
-"Now, apart from contributions to a political party, did you give any money to an individual candidate running for public office?" 1986: "As you know, during an election year people are often asked to make a contribution to support campaigns. During the past year, did you give any money to an individual candidate, or to a political party organization?"
1988 AND LATER: (2 QUESTIONS.)
-"During an election year people are often asked to make a contribution to support campaigns. Did you give money to an individual candidate running for public office?"
-"Did you give money to a political party during this election year?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

No
Yes

Note:

For 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988 and later, a Yes response for either party or candidate question has been included as Yes.
In 1976, Yes includes 'tax check-off.'

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

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