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Shouldn't Vote if Doesn't Care About Outcome 1952-1992
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Agree'


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

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 5D.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)