Military, armaments, and defense
Variable: natarms
Module:
Core
Subject:
Federal Government
,
Spending
,
Split Ballots
,
United States
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. First (READ ITEM A) . . . are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)?
I. The military, armaments and defense

Year Availability
Available in 31 of 32 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 Too little
2 About right
3 Too much
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
167 250 247 360 361 413 825 485 385 84 107 118 91 113 111 69 106 82 239 244 241 323 414 464 379 235 271 243 448 533 373
673 671 679 628 694 666 377 651 603 200 315 279 223 285 311 285 422 353 710 664 640 641 615 540 475 304 370 401 399 491 465
567 459 461 407 349 334 168 602 518 185 300 294 256 274 299 280 205 330 493 445 418 343 295 363 588 426 345 321 383 374 303
89 99 97 97 123 116 95 110 89 17 25 35 27 40 43 36 17 30 59 87 74 96 33 34 41 38 26 31 43 37 45
8 5 6 7 3 3 3 12 4 4 4 4 6 6 4 4 6 4 7 1 8 6 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 983 783 740 1216 763 769 698 761 807 1484 1463 1451 1408 1407 1411 3026 1019 1030 976 1264 1430 1160
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 34055
Missing cases 28411