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Government Guaranteed Job/Standard of Living (2), 7-point scale 1972-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Govt. See to Job/Std. (1,2,3)'


  % OF GROUP: '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 27 21 22 16 26 21 27 24 22 28 23 23 20 28 21 ** 29 23
Females 28 27 26 18 26 28 30 25 26 32 29 33 28 33 22 ** 33 31
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites 23 21 20 14 21 20 25 20 18 26 22 24 20 25 21 ** 26 20
Blacks 65 63 51 36 56 56 54 50 50 49 44 52 41 52 30 ** 45 54
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 35 28 32 24 35 33 34 34 27 37 30 31 27 43 16 ** 25 39
High School Diploma 25 25 23 16 24 24 28 26 28 30 27 31 28 28 24 ** 34 28
Some College, no Degree 24 22 18 14 25 26 29 20 18 30 25 26 21 34 24 ** 28 30
College Degree/ Post-grad 30 24 23 19 24 21 26 22 21 28 26 23 21 29 16 ** 30 22
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Income 0-16 Percentile 40 28 38 29 35 38 46 36 39 42 37 37 36 34 28 ** 42 37
Income 17-33 Percentile 34 33 29 21 27 34 33 26 30 34 26 32 28 37 25 ** 31 43
Income 34-67 Percentile 26 24 22 16 28 21 28 25 23 30 28 26 23 30 20 ** 31 22
Income 68-95 Percentile 21 21 19 12 21 21 22 17 17 24 21 26 17 25 18 ** 22 20
Income 96-100 Percentile 14 13 14 10 16 15 14 11 13 11 13 22 22 30 25 ** 20 9
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals 25 23 18 15 21 21 27 18 20 28 24 24 20 33 17 ** 28 **
White Collar 27 22 22 18 22 24 27 19 20 30 23 29 24 26 24 ** 25 **
Blue Collar 32 28 28 19 30 28 33 29 31 34 28 31 26 31 25 ** 38 **
Unskilled 32 35 25 31 33 18 20 40 30 36 37 29 48 52 33 ** 43 **
Farmers 24 13 24 14 15 31 26 24 24 22 14 20 29 23 0 ** 35 **
Housewives 22 23 23 15 28 24 24 27 20 23 29 26 23 26 24 ** 24 **
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 27 31 27 20 31 26 29 27 26 29 28 37 28 32 23 ** 31 30
Non-Union Households 27 23 23 16 24 25 29 24 24 31 26 26 24 30 22 ** 31 27
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 31 25 25 19 29 25 34 24 28 35 28 30 28 33 19 ** 32 25
Nonsouth 26 25 24 16 24 25 27 25 23 28 26 27 23 29 24 ** 30 29
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 32
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 38 31 30 31 ** 41 31
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** 28 30 33 39 27 29 37 33 33 28 33 21 ** 30 24
Born 1943-1958 33 33 26 18 28 29 29 24 26 30 26 27 23 32 21 ** 30 19
Born 1927-1942 24 17 23 13 23 22 25 27 23 27 21 26 21 25 17 ** 25 23
Born 1911-1926 23 23 21 16 26 20 25 22 19 23 20 15 20 26 21 ** 25 **
Born 1895-1910 30 22 25 19 20 19 25 25 14 16 20 16 21 0 0 ** ** **
Born before 1895 24 27 23 23 11 14 33 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 34 32 32 23 35 31 37 31 34 38 34 37 32 38 28 ** 42 39
Independents 27 24 15 18 21 23 30 24 22 27 27 25 31 31 23 ** 40 23
Republicans (incl leaners) 18 13 15 7 14 14 20 15 14 21 15 19 13 19 12 ** 17 13
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals 46 46 39 29 42 39 43 34 38 46 41 42 35 45 25 ** 50 45
Moderates 24 19 23 11 24 21 28 20 24 31 26 29 26 30 21 ** 38 26
Conservatives 17 15 12 11 14 17 19 17 17 20 16 17 13 22 7 ** 12 16

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
          2008 NOTE: open-ended coding of occupation is not yet complete.
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Table 4A.4b.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 05AUG10)