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Government Guaranteed Job/Standard of Living (2), 7-point scale 1972-2008

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Govt. See to Job/Living 1: 13 12 11 7 10 9 10 10 9 11 8 10 8 12 8 ** 12 9
2 : 6 5 5 3 7 6 7 6 6 8 8 7 7 8 5 ** 8 8
3 : 9 8 8 7 9 9 11 8 9 11 10 11 9 10 9 ** 11 10
4 : 20 20 17 19 18 20 20 21 18 18 20 23 19 20 17 ** 18 18
5 : 13 12 10 15 13 16 16 16 16 14 17 15 18 14 18 ** 16 17
6 : 8 8 11 12 16 13 13 14 14 12 12 14 17 10 18 ** 14 15
Each Person on Own 7 : 19 17 18 17 12 12 9 17 13 11 12 13 11 12 13 ** 12 12
DK, Haven't Thought : 13 18 20 21 16 14 14 7 15 14 13 7 10 14 11 ** 9 11
N   2462 2504 2850 2291 1400 1402 2224 1090 2025 1960 2478 1775 1714 1281 981   1212 1163

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4A.4b
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Some people feel that the government in Washington should see to it
that every person has a job and a good standard of living...Others
think the government should just let each person get ahead on his/
their own..
Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you thought
much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0809 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009A was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05AUG10)


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