Should govt improve standard of living?
Variable: helppoor
Module:
Core
Subject:
Federal Government
,
Inequality Income
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

I'd like to talk with you about issues some people tell us are important. Please look at CARD BC. Some people think that the government in Washington should do everything possible to improve the standard of living of all poor Americans; they are at Point 1 on this card. Other people think it is not the government's responsibility, and that each person should take care of himself; they are at Point 5.
A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you have up your mind on this?

Year Availability
Available in 23 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 Govt action
2
3 Agree with both
4
5 People help selves
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1975 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
434 268 253 267 395 171 170 168 171 131 252 248 239 263 154 148 369 267 226 212 273 345 261
147 236 160 181 220 127 154 134 164 142 268 231 240 237 95 87 204 168 151 145 210 281 220
518 631 666 657 757 441 445 387 435 501 870 871 818 786 420 410 915 568 597 580 695 802 692
155 215 207 168 215 118 141 111 132 145 318 297 316 309 115 124 261 187 198 181 241 287 186
194 180 123 157 175 114 89 75 82 109 232 204 230 227 104 96 209 143 168 176 219 172 160
42 63 53 36 46 24 34 23 29 25 58 67 62 65 23 11 30 31 32 40 48 61 44
0 6 11 4 11 2 2 1 4 4 13 7 6 9 1 0 1 1 5 4 1 6 0
0 0 0 0 0 484 502 473 500 549 981 979 921 921 1853 1936 2521 658 667 636 851 913 785
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 31095
Missing cases 31371