American National Election Studies, 2004

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What about the next 12 months? Do you expect the economy, in the country as a whole, to get BETTER, stay ABOUT THE SAME, or get WORSE?
  1) Get better
  3) Stay about the same
  5) Get worse
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Get better 413 34.1% 34.1% -1.06
Stay about the same 537 44.3% 78.4% .06
Get worse 208 17.2% 95.5% 1.18
Don't know 50 4.1% 99.7% 2.86
Refused 4 .3% 100% 3.42

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Get better 38.3%
217
30.3%
196
34.1%
413
Stay about the same 41.0%
232
47.2%
305
44.3%
537
Get worse 17.5%
99
16.9%
109
17.2%
208
Don't know 2.8%
16
5.3%
34
4.1%
50
Refused 0.4%
2
0.3%
2
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
566
100.0%
646

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Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Get better 40.9%
104
30.5%
97
33.6%
115
32.6%
97
34.1%
413
Stay about the same 42.1%
107
47.5%
151
44.7%
153
42.3%
126
44.3%
537
Get worse 13.8%
35
18.6%
59
16.7%
57
19.1%
57
17.2%
208
Don't know 2.8%
7
2.8%
9
5.0%
17
5.7%
17
4.1%
50
Refused 0.4%
1
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
254
100.0%
318
100.0%
342
100.0%
298

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
Get better 38.2%
126
33.0%
71
23.3%
7
34.4%
78
35.2%
282
Stay about the same 40.9%
135
48.4%
104
40.0%
12
41.9%
95
43.1%
346
Get worse 17.3%
57
14.0%
30
23.3%
7
18.9%
43
17.1%
137
Don't know 3.6%
12
4.2%
9
13.3%
4
4.4%
10
4.4%
35
Refused 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
330
100.0%
215
100.0%
30
100.0%
227

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Get better 29.8%
65
31.8%
100
36.0%
150
37.3%
98
34.1%
413
Stay about the same 45.4%
99
47.1%
148
42.9%
179
42.2%
111
44.3%
537
Get worse 20.2%
44
17.5%
55
15.1%
63
17.5%
46
17.2%
208
Don't know 4.1%
9
3.5%
11
5.8%
24
2.3%
6
4.1%
50
Refused 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.8%
2
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
218
100.0%
314
100.0%
417
100.0%
263

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