The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Public Officials Don't Care What People Think 1952-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Disagree'


  % OF GROUP: '52 '54 '56 '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
Males 65 ** 72 ** 76 ** 62 60 57 49 50 45 47 45 44 48 57 43 37 25 37 22 22 27 35 44 35 21
Females 61 ** 71 ** 71 ** 62 54 54 50 48 46 43 45 43 51 57 43 38 21 38 23 25 24 31 47 34 25
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Whites 65 ** 74 ** 74 ** 63 59 57 52 51 48 46 46 45 51 59 48 40 25 39 23 26 26 34 48 38 24
Blacks 39 ** 47 ** 62 ** 50 39 47 29 30 26 30 39 36 42 49 27 29 17 34 23 19 22 26 33 23 22
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 47 ** 48 ** 58 ** 41 34 29 25 26 21 21 21 18 26 34 26 19 9 24 15 13 11 10 24 18 19
High School Diploma 69 ** 78 ** 78 ** 64 58 56 52 48 42 41 41 40 45 52 35 31 19 31 15 16 20 25 40 25 15
Some College, no Degree 83 ** 88 ** 88 ** 76 78 71 66 65 63 53 52 52 52 67 47 41 21 40 25 28 24 33 46 36 25
College Degree/ Post-grad 89 ** 92 ** 82 ** 81 85 79 75 69 71 69 66 59 71 70 67 57 44 52 38 37 41 49 59 49 33
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Income 0-16 Percentile 42 ** 47 ** 56 ** 38 38 35 29 33 31 28 35 30 36 43 29 23 17 28 16 23 27 26 ** 24 22
Income 17-33 Percentile 57 ** 65 ** 65 ** 60 40 45 37 39 35 33 37 39 46 48 36 33 20 35 15 15 21 26 ** 30 22
Income 34-67 Percentile 68 ** 74 ** 79 ** 66 61 60 47 50 51 45 46 47 49 60 45 36 21 37 25 20 20 29 ** 35 21
Income 68-95 Percentile 72 ** 83 ** 78 ** 73 66 69 64 60 54 55 54 53 60 67 55 50 31 43 25 29 28 43 ** 43 24
Income 96-100 Percentile 86 ** 94 ** 97 ** 79 76 73 80 74 72 68 63 53 65 75 64 60 41 55 50 48 45 54 ** 49 36
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Professionals 80 ** 87 ** 84 ** 74 ** 70 68 65 60 57 56 55 63 68 57 49 36 46 30 32 36 40 ** 46 **
White Collar 73 ** 82 ** 82 ** 68 ** 64 60 57 56 51 50 46 52 59 46 40 21 42 26 23 22 35 ** 35 **
Blue Collar 63 ** 68 ** 70 ** 55 ** 46 42 39 37 34 37 36 41 50 28 28 17 30 13 19 16 21 ** 23 **
Unskilled 43 ** 53 ** 67 ** 57 ** 55 38 33 19 41 36 35 38 44 42 31 23 33 20 6 4 33 ** 29 **
Farmers 52 ** 55 ** 67 ** 35 ** 42 19 37 45 37 34 44 30 43 38 31 20 26 18 13 24 43 ** 52 **
Housewives 61 ** 70 ** 69 ** 63 ** 54 45 45 42 43 41 41 45 58 45 37 20 36 22 20 24 35 ** 37 **
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Union Households 66 ** 71 ** 74 ** 63 54 53 49 45 42 42 44 44 47 59 43 37 24 33 18 19 27 36 48 34 20
Non-Union Households 62 ** 72 ** 73 ** 61 58 56 50 51 47 45 45 43 50 56 43 38 23 38 23 25 25 32 45 35 23
  '52 '54 '56 '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
South 50 ** 62 ** 62 ** 52 44 50 42 41 38 35 43 43 47 52 39 32 18 36 24 23 27 28 44 34 23
Nonsouth 67 ** 74 ** 77 ** 65 60 57 53 52 49 47 46 44 51 59 45 40 26 38 21 24 24 35 46 34 23
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 26
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 31 24 29 33 24 34 28 21
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 49 42 55 61 49 36 27 36 21 23 21 32 47 36 26
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 65 73 64 55 54 53 45 51 45 52 63 43 39 26 40 26 28 29 38 49 41 16
Born 1927-1942 66 ** 76 ** 74 ** 67 63 62 57 53 47 51 47 48 50 54 42 44 21 38 23 23 20 33 47 31 27
Born 1911-1926 66 ** 75 ** 78 ** 66 60 58 51 48 46 45 39 43 47 54 41 31 15 36 13 13 28 29 49 26 **
Born 1895-1910 67 ** 69 ** 75 ** 54 47 40 39 38 33 31 29 31 41 38 28 29 13 28 13 40 0 34 43 ** **
Born before 1895 49 ** 58 ** 57 ** 45 33 42 28 38 27 36 40 11 17 50 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Democrats (incl leaners) 63 ** 69 ** 72 ** 61 56 53 49 45 47 41 46 43 46 55 37 32 22 38 23 24 26 31 40 29 25
Independents 59 ** 71 ** 66 ** 56 57 49 43 39 35 35 37 33 44 49 36 30 14 30 12 14 12 24 33 22 18
Republicans (incl leaners) 68 ** 79 ** 81 ** 66 58 61 54 60 50 54 48 49 57 62 55 46 27 39 24 27 28 37 55 43 22
  '52 '54 '56 '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
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 57 54 49 50 53 57 63 47 41 38 43 31 34 35 34 42 35 31
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 55 49 50 48 42 54 63 46 36 18 38 20 19 22 36 47 31 20
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 60 54 53 50 50 58 64 49 46 30 39 25 28 28 41 53 44 23

    ___   (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 5B.3.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

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