American National Election Studies, 2004

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GOVTROLE

WHICH ONE OF THESE IS CLOSER TO YOUR OWN VIEWS: ONE, the less government, the better; OR TWO, there are more things that government should be doing?
  1) The less government the better
  2) More things government should be doing
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The less government the better 452 42.4% 42.4% -.65
More things government should be doing 591 55.4% 97.8% .27
Don't know 18 1.7% 99.5% 5.79
Refused 5 .5% 100% 6.71

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The less government the better 47.7%
242
37.6%
210
42.4%
452
More things government should be doing 50.5%
256
59.9%
335
55.4%
591
Don't know 1.4%
7
2.0%
11
1.7%
18
Refused 0.4%
2
0.5%
3
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
507
100.0%
559

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Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
The less government the better 32.0%
70
38.3%
105
45.7%
137
51.3%
140
42.4%
452
More things government should be doing 67.6%
148
59.1%
162
52.3%
157
45.4%
124
55.4%
591
Don't know 0.0%
0
2.2%
6
1.7%
5
2.6%
7
1.7%
18
Refused 0.5%
1
0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
219
100.0%
274
100.0%
300
100.0%
273

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
The less government the better 49.8%
151
39.8%
76
43.5%
10
30.3%
57
41.7%
294
More things government should be doing 48.2%
146
59.2%
113
56.5%
13
66.5%
125
56.3%
397
Don't know 1.3%
4
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
2.1%
4
1.4%
10
Refused 0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
0.6%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
303
100.0%
191
100.0%
23
100.0%
188

705


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
The less government the better 40.8%
75
44.9%
127
38.9%
143
46.3%
107
42.4%
452
More things government should be doing 56.0%
103
54.4%
154
58.4%
215
51.5%
119
55.4%
591
Don't know 2.2%
4
0.7%
2
1.9%
7
2.2%
5
1.7%
18
Refused 1.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
184
100.0%
283
100.0%
368
100.0%
231

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