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Trust the Federal Government 1958-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Some of the Time/ None of the Time'


  % OF GROUP: '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 23 ** ** 19 30 38 44 45 59 63 66 73 63 56 61 56 73 71 78 65 57 56 43 54 71 78
Females 24 ** ** 24 31 36 45 45 63 64 69 73 66 52 59 60 69 69 77 69 62 55 46 53 68 77
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 23 ** ** 22 31 37 43 43 60 62 68 73 63 53 57 55 72 71 79 68 62 54 42 49 70 83
Black non-Hispanic 31 ** ** 22 27 36 59 65 78 71 65 72 70 63 75 74 76 72 77 64 64 66 60 65 71 61
Hispanic ** ** ** ** 8 36 36 50 46 64 64 69 67 48 53 57 58 61 63 65 44 57 36 57 64 61
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** 25 25 38 50 71 45 56 67 100 60 79 72 54 52 83 60 50 56 57 54 70 74
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 32 ** ** 30 33 43 53 54 70 66 61 66 60 49 65 66 68 59 63 64 58 53 36 53 57 65
High School Diploma 22 ** ** 20 30 35 42 45 63 66 71 72 67 56 59 59 70 70 76 65 60 57 44 50 71 76
Some College, no Degree 16 ** ** 18 29 38 41 38 52 61 67 74 65 53 61 57 70 70 79 68 62 57 46 52 68 78
College Degree/ Post-grad 16 ** ** 20 33 29 40 39 57 55 61 78 60 54 57 54 75 74 84 69 56 53 47 60 69 80
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 35 ** ** 29 33 42 52 50 61 60 67 67 69 57 66 67 64 69 68 56 57 56 ** 54 64 70
Income 17-33 Percentile 25 ** ** 22 32 35 55 50 73 65 68 73 66 55 60 62 72 66 78 63 57 55 ** 52 72 72
Income 34-67 Percentile 21 ** ** 21 29 39 44 47 58 63 69 73 66 55 60 57 70 74 77 71 62 63 ** 49 71 80
Income 68-95 Percentile 18 ** ** 20 31 32 37 37 60 63 65 77 62 52 53 52 71 68 81 68 60 50 ** 54 74 81
Income 96-100 Percentile 22 ** ** 14 28 32 42 33 59 65 68 81 60 55 56 56 79 76 88 71 61 54 ** 62 57 78
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 21 ** ** 17 ** 34 38 38 54 60 65 76 62 52 58 55 72 70 81 70 59 51 ** 64 ** **
White Collar 18 ** ** 20 ** 32 44 40 58 58 67 77 64 56 54 55 68 72 82 69 58 56 ** 48 ** **
Blue Collar 26 ** ** 23 ** 40 48 50 67 68 68 72 68 56 64 63 73 71 77 66 61 59 ** 48 ** **
Unskilled 35 ** ** 13 ** 30 79 66 70 68 63 57 46 67 69 67 68 74 65 57 65 57 ** 70 ** **
Farmers 32 ** ** 28 ** 45 54 45 64 61 71 77 59 58 72 55 68 62 60 52 41 53 ** 54 ** **
Housewives 22 ** ** 25 ** 36 42 44 63 63 72 73 67 48 55 58 68 65 77 70 69 56 ** 41 ** **
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 25 ** ** 19 31 32 45 47 65 67 69 74 64 59 60 57 72 71 76 68 57 56 40 52 77 76
Non-Union Households 23 ** ** 23 31 38 44 44 60 62 67 73 65 53 60 59 70 70 78 67 60 55 45 54 68 78
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 28 ** ** 25 33 40 48 47 64 63 64 72 61 54 61 61 67 66 75 62 56 61 48 53 69 77
Nonsouth 22 ** ** 21 30 35 43 44 61 63 69 73 66 54 59 57 72 72 78 70 61 53 43 54 70 78
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 75
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 64 53 53 59 48 59 67 74
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 64 61 58 55 63 59 66 72 77 72 55 61 48 54 74 78
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** 19 19 31 41 42 55 62 66 76 67 51 62 59 75 70 82 67 63 57 41 50 65 79
Born 1927-1942 22 ** ** 19 26 27 40 44 64 66 69 77 66 60 56 55 70 68 78 65 62 48 42 52 72 81
Born 1911-1926 20 ** ** 22 33 41 45 46 68 63 69 73 61 55 56 56 73 70 70 60 63 43 36 46 63 82
Born 1895-1910 27 ** ** 26 35 48 53 51 63 65 69 62 67 50 59 68 58 63 79 76 72 50 0 ** ** **
Born before 1895 29 ** ** 21 39 35 47 45 55 50 54 67 50 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 26 ** ** 19 26 33 47 51 62 68 64 68 67 59 67 64 74 71 74 61 54 52 50 65 67 70
Independents 25 ** ** 27 28 49 51 45 67 65 69 75 67 47 65 62 67 78 79 76 66 58 54 59 73 84
Republicans (incl leaners) 18 ** ** 27 40 39 37 36 58 56 74 79 60 50 47 51 68 67 81 72 65 59 38 39 72 84
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 54 59 67 62 70 67 58 70 61 73 74 78 64 58 52 48 69 65 74
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 42 61 63 72 72 64 55 55 58 70 69 75 67 57 47 38 56 66 77
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 37 63 60 71 82 66 53 55 56 73 71 82 71 61 58 42 43 73 82

    ___   (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 5A.1.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)