The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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General Interest in Public Affairs 1960-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Hardly at All'


  % OF GROUP: '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 28 35 8 14 13 ** 7 9 6 13 10 13 11 10 11 11 8 13 10 7 11 6 7 9
Females 45 47 14 19 21 ** 14 13 16 21 19 16 17 18 19 20 14 15 15 15 19 12 12 14
  '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 non-Hispanic 36 41 11 16 17 ** 11 11 11 16 14 14 13 14 13 15 10 14 12 11 16 9 9 11
Black non-Hispanic 51 52 14 23 23 ** 13 12 18 23 22 13 21 15 19 19 15 14 11 10 13 9 11 11
Hispanic ** ** ** 46 50 ** 11 46 26 28 16 33 19 28 20 20 20 22 16 15 16 7 12 10
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** 25 25 ** 7 0 23 20 12 18 20 13 26 14 7 12 24 25 15 8 14 14
  '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 59 21 35 34 ** 24 27 24 31 33 32 30 28 31 34 30 35 33 43 28 13 22 16
High School Diploma 38 43 10 14 17 ** 12 11 13 20 17 17 17 18 20 21 16 20 16 13 22 12 13 13
Some College, no Degree 25 25 3 6 9 ** 2 3 6 11 10 10 10 11 11 9 5 8 11 7 12 9 9 10
College Degree/ Post-grad 22 15 2 3 2 ** 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 2 10
  '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 48 58 19 35 36 ** 21 20 25 27 24 21 22 26 28 27 24 22 14 18 22 ** 16 13
Income 17-33 Percentile 47 46 10 19 24 ** 16 11 15 19 19 19 16 13 16 19 13 18 18 16 15 ** 10 8
Income 34-67 Percentile 42 40 12 15 12 ** 11 10 9 17 13 12 13 13 13 16 9 12 15 11 17 ** 10 12
Income 68-95 Percentile 28 29 7 10 9 ** 4 8 7 11 11 8 11 10 9 9 4 10 7 8 10 ** 6 10
Income 96-100 Percentile 17 19 4 6 8 ** 3 3 4 12 7 10 3 6 4 4 3 9 7 6 7 ** 4 15
  '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 22 ** 4 ** 8 ** 3 5 6 10 5 8 6 7 7 6 5 6 7 7 10 ** 4 **
White Collar 31 ** 6 ** 12 ** 9 3 10 14 16 13 11 13 12 14 10 11 13 10 15 ** 11 **
Blue Collar 38 ** 13 ** 21 ** 11 15 13 21 19 18 19 19 22 20 13 20 16 16 19 ** 10 **
Unskilled 29 ** 9 ** 15 ** 20 19 23 17 18 23 20 24 24 33 19 26 22 19 15 ** 15 **
Farmers 47 ** 17 ** 22 ** 21 10 21 16 24 18 17 15 7 28 23 7 13 7 36 ** 10 **
Housewives 48 ** 15 ** 23 ** 17 17 16 23 22 18 17 21 17 21 15 19 18 14 23 ** 19 **
  '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 41 ** 11 20 18 ** 11 13 9 16 12 13 11 14 14 11 12 11 11 11 15 11 6 15
Non-Union Households 36 ** 11 16 18 ** 11 10 12 18 16 15 15 15 15 17 11 15 13 12 16 9 10 11
  '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 38 48 12 23 21 ** 16 14 14 21 16 17 17 15 18 22 13 15 14 11 16 8 10 12
Nonsouth 37 39 11 16 16 ** 10 10 11 16 15 14 13 14 14 14 10 14 12 12 16 10 9 12
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 23 31 21 16 29 15 18 21
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 29 21 28 20 22 22 24 13 18 20 15 16 10 10 11
Born 1943-1958 ** ** 19 19 14 ** 10 12 12 20 17 12 12 16 14 12 9 10 10 8 14 8 7 6
Born 1927-1942 49 43 12 13 16 ** 8 8 9 14 12 14 13 11 12 13 10 9 7 8 8 1 4 6
Born 1911-1926 33 41 9 15 15 ** 11 10 12 13 13 13 13 8 10 13 11 14 7 11 12 8 7 6
Born 1895-1910 30 38 12 21 21 ** 17 15 17 19 17 19 16 18 20 23 23 32 24 65 34 0 ** **
Born before 1895 46 48 11 29 38 ** 23 12 16 35 20 14 0 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 37 42 11 16 19 ** 11 8 11 18 16 13 15 12 15 14 10 14 12 10 15 8 10 9
Independents 44 37 18 27 18 ** 17 25 18 30 27 34 25 34 35 40 24 30 33 26 35 23 25 31
Republicans (incl leaners) 33 37 7 12 13 ** 9 8 11 9 9 9 10 11 10 11 9 10 10 8 10 7 5 8
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** 3 5 4 11 11 9 8 10 12 8 7 8 9 6 10 5 7 7
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** 7 8 8 14 11 12 12 17 11 11 6 13 15 11 13 6 11 9
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** 8 7 5 8 7 6 8 7 8 8 6 8 7 6 7 5 3 8

    ___   (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 6D.5.1
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)