American National Election Studies, 2004

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REFERRING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR: Do you think the change in the gap between the rich and the poor is A GOOD THING, A BAD THING, or haven't you thought about it?
  1) Good thing
  3) Bad thing
  7) Haven't thought
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Good thing 62 7.1% 7.1% -1.55
Bad thing 521 59.5% 66.6% -.58
Haven't thought 283 32.3% 99% 1.35
Don't know 6 .7% 99.7% 1.83
Refused 3 .3% 100% 2.31

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing 8.8%
36
5.6%
26
7.1%
62
Bad thing 60.8%
248
58.5%
273
59.5%
521
Haven't thought 28.9%
118
35.3%
165
32.3%
283
Don't know 1.0%
4
0.4%
2
0.7%
6
Refused 0.5%
2
0.2%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
408
100.0%
467

875


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Good thing 4.4%
8
6.6%
15
6.7%
16
10.3%
23
7.1%
62
Bad thing 61.2%
112
57.0%
130
62.1%
149
58.0%
130
59.5%
521
Haven't thought 33.9%
62
34.6%
79
30.4%
73
30.8%
69
32.3%
283
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.9%
2
0.8%
2
0.9%
2
0.7%
6
Refused 0.5%
1
0.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
228
100.0%
240
100.0%
224

875


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
Good thing 7.1%
17
7.2%
12
5.0%
1
4.5%
7
6.4%
37
Bad thing 56.7%
136
62.0%
103
65.0%
13
60.9%
95
59.6%
347
Haven't thought 33.8%
81
30.7%
51
25.0%
5
34.6%
54
32.8%
191
Don't know 1.7%
4
0.0%
0
5.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.9%
5
Refused 0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
240
100.0%
166
100.0%
20
100.0%
156

582


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Good thing 7.9%
13
5.0%
12
7.9%
22
7.8%
15
7.1%
62
Bad thing 60.4%
99
61.3%
146
56.4%
158
61.1%
118
59.5%
521
Haven't thought 31.1%
51
32.8%
78
34.6%
97
29.5%
57
32.3%
283
Don't know 0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
3
1.0%
2
0.7%
6
Refused 0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
164
100.0%
238
100.0%
280
100.0%
193

875

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