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Elections Make the Government Pay Attention 1964-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'A Good Deal'


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

    ___   (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 5C.2.3
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)