The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Watched Campaign on TV 1952-2012

  '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
No 49
(805)
** 26
(461)
** 13
(243)
** 11
(158)
** 11
(145)
** 12
(131)
45
(1117)
11
(268)
31
(703)
14
(198)
24
(336)
14
(271)
25
(537)
** 37
(722)
11
(251)
** 26
(387)
** 18
(284)
38
(502)
14
(148)
14
(151)
24
(1328)
Yes 51
(851)
** 74
(1297)
** 87
(1586)
** 89
(1290)
** 89
(1196)
** 88
(985)
55
(1362)
89
(2132)
69
(1587)
86
(1208)
76
(1073)
86
(1672)
75
(1637)
** 63
(1254)
89
(2000)
** 74
(1117)
** 82
(1260)
62
(815)
86
(913)
86
(908)
76
(4175)
N 1656 0 1758 0 1829 0 1448 0 1341 0 1116 2479 2400 2290 1406 1409 1943 2174 0 1976 2251 0 1504 0 1544 1317 1061 1059 5503

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 6D.1.

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Question Text:

1952-1972,1976: "Did you watch any programs about the campaign on television?" (1952,1960-1972,1976: IF YES:) "How many television programs about the campaign would you say you watched --a good many, several, or just one or two?"
1974: "How about you--did you watch any programs about the campaign on television?" (IF YES:) "How many television programs about the campaign would you say you watched--a good many, several, or just one or two?"
1978,1980,1982,1984,1986,1990,1992 and later: "Did you watch any programs about the campaigns on television? (1978,1980,1984,1990,1996, 2004 ONLY: IF YES: "Would you say you watched-- a good many, several, or just one or two?" )

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

No
Yes

Note:

Cases where R responded Yes but, when asked how many programs, volunteered 'None,' are coded No.

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

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