American National Election Studies, 2004

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Would you say the national economy is MUCH [better/worse] or SOMEWHAT [better/worse] since 2000?
  1) Much better
  2) Somewhat better
  3) Same
  4) Somewhat worse
  5) Much worse

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Much better 34 2.8% 2.8% -2.44
Somewhat better 156 13% 15.8% -1.5
Same 343 28.6% 44.4% -.57
Somewhat worse 381 31.7% 76.1% .37
Much worse 287 23.9% 100% 1.3

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Much better 3.9%
22
1.9%
12
2.8%
34
Somewhat better 15.2%
85
11.1%
71
13.0%
156
Same 27.7%
155
29.3%
188
28.6%
343
Somewhat worse 32.0%
179
31.5%
202
31.7%
381
Much worse 21.1%
118
26.3%
169
23.9%
287
TOTAL 100.0%
559
100.0%
642

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Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Much better 2.0%
5
1.9%
6
3.5%
12
3.8%
11
2.8%
34
Somewhat better 11.6%
29
12.3%
39
16.2%
55
11.3%
33
13.0%
156
Same 18.7%
47
27.8%
88
29.1%
99
37.2%
109
28.6%
343
Somewhat worse 39.0%
98
34.7%
110
27.6%
94
27.0%
79
31.7%
381
Much worse 28.7%
72
23.3%
74
23.5%
80
20.8%
61
23.9%
287
TOTAL 100.0%
251
100.0%
317
100.0%
340
100.0%
293

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
Much better 2.4%
8
6.6%
14
3.3%
1
0.9%
2
3.1%
25
Somewhat better 17.1%
56
10.3%
22
13.3%
4
10.7%
24
13.3%
106
Same 33.8%
111
31.9%
68
13.3%
4
26.7%
60
30.5%
243
Somewhat worse 30.8%
101
31.9%
68
26.7%
8
30.7%
69
30.9%
246
Much worse 15.9%
52
19.2%
41
43.3%
13
31.1%
70
22.1%
176
TOTAL 100.0%
328
100.0%
213
100.0%
30
100.0%
225

796


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Much better 2.3%
5
0.6%
2
4.1%
17
3.8%
10
2.8%
34
Somewhat better 11.3%
24
11.5%
36
13.6%
56
15.3%
40
13.0%
156
Same 23.9%
51
29.9%
94
36.2%
149
18.7%
49
28.6%
343
Somewhat worse 32.4%
69
35.4%
111
27.2%
112
34.0%
89
31.7%
381
Much worse 30.0%
64
22.6%
71
18.9%
78
28.2%
74
23.9%
287
TOTAL 100.0%
213
100.0%
314
100.0%
412
100.0%
262

1201

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