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Gave Money to Help a Campaign 1952-2008

  '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
No : 96 ** 90 ** 88 91 89 92 91 ** 90 92 84 87 92 91 92 90 91 93 93 94 92 93 91 89 87 87
Yes: 4 ** 10 ** 12 9 11 8 9 ** 10 8 16 13 8 9 8 10 9 7 7 6 8 7 9 11 13 13
N   1708   1762   1825 1286 1443 1276 1320   2191 2516 2394 2292 1404 1406 1936 2158 1773 1974 2254 1786 1502 1279 1544 1318 1061 2112

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 6B.5
Source: The American National Election Studies
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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?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
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.'

This question is variable VCF0721 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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