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General Interest in Public Affairs 1960-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Some of the Time'


  % 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 46 45 42 28 31 ** 34 35 33 34 37 35 34 37 39 35 42 35 40 34 38 45 40 35
Females 38 41 41 32 31 ** 37 36 31 33 33 35 38 33 35 32 41 34 38 39 34 40 43 39
  '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 43 43 41 30 30 ** 36 37 31 34 35 36 37 35 38 32 41 36 40 37 37 43 41 37
Black non-Hispanic 29 39 45 32 35 ** 35 25 31 34 35 34 31 33 35 33 44 30 39 36 26 44 48 38
Hispanic ** ** ** 38 29 ** 44 22 24 20 41 29 36 29 33 35 39 30 34 35 37 40 40 36
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** 25 25 ** 53 36 49 28 24 36 30 41 38 49 36 42 25 42 29 35 23 51
  '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. 37 31 37 23 23 ** 31 29 25 26 27 29 28 26 28 24 31 26 27 24 24 25 50 40
High School Diploma 43 42 43 31 32 ** 38 38 35 32 34 37 35 34 34 33 41 30 37 38 31 40 41 37
Some College, no Degree 50 59 42 39 34 ** 40 39 32 39 33 37 41 39 42 36 46 43 41 38 39 49 41 41
College Degree/ Post-grad 43 54 44 33 37 ** 32 34 28 40 43 34 40 35 41 34 40 36 42 36 42 41 40 34
  '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 37 29 38 25 24 ** 32 27 23 26 27 37 30 29 25 28 37 31 34 33 24 ** 36 41
Income 17-33 Percentile 37 45 43 23 27 ** 28 36 25 34 30 27 33 29 35 33 40 27 39 36 35 ** 41 43
Income 34-67 Percentile 38 46 44 32 36 ** 40 39 36 34 35 40 35 38 39 37 43 34 39 37 38 ** 39 35
Income 68-95 Percentile 46 52 42 34 33 ** 39 38 36 38 42 41 44 40 42 34 44 38 43 37 41 ** 42 37
Income 96-100 Percentile 57 44 35 33 28 ** 27 28 26 36 28 21 43 24 42 33 41 43 41 37 37 ** 44 30
  '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 47 ** 39 ** 33 ** 31 36 30 39 40 35 38 35 41 35 42 37 42 33 41 ** 43 **
White Collar 44 ** 47 ** 34 ** 43 35 34 37 32 34 37 39 38 33 42 35 42 40 36 ** 42 **
Blue Collar 45 ** 40 ** 29 ** 37 37 32 29 33 36 34 32 33 33 41 34 34 36 33 ** 43 **
Unskilled 53 ** 50 ** 20 ** 34 46 38 39 30 44 43 33 31 28 41 31 23 38 20 ** 38 **
Farmers 36 ** 42 ** 33 ** 33 32 26 33 31 34 23 40 25 27 39 35 38 40 27 ** 28 **
Housewives 36 ** 41 ** 31 ** 35 34 31 32 32 36 39 33 42 32 40 32 42 40 31 ** 38 **
  '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 40 ** 43 30 28 ** 40 37 36 33 35 36 39 38 41 32 44 36 38 36 39 35 44 34
Non-Union Households 43 ** 41 30 32 ** 35 36 30 34 35 35 35 34 36 34 41 34 39 37 35 44 41 38
  '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 40 36 45 30 27 ** 33 31 30 33 37 35 34 36 35 32 40 33 38 38 34 42 40 36
Nonsouth 42 45 41 30 32 ** 37 38 32 34 34 36 37 34 38 34 42 36 40 36 36 42 42 38
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 15 29 45 30 22 32 40 37
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 25 30 33 33 34 33 32 43 31 30 35 36 51 37 34
Born 1943-1958 ** ** 33 36 37 ** 42 41 38 32 37 38 38 36 38 37 43 38 41 39 38 37 42 39
Born 1927-1942 32 45 45 36 36 ** 39 39 33 37 36 34 38 34 38 36 42 36 43 41 38 47 42 38
Born 1911-1926 46 46 44 31 28 ** 33 34 28 34 35 36 36 34 39 29 38 36 49 34 41 34 61 53
Born 1895-1910 47 41 36 22 26 ** 26 27 20 35 27 28 31 31 31 16 30 21 33 13 57 0 ** **
Born before 1895 33 31 36 24 22 ** 29 24 14 19 50 29 0 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 44 42 42 33 31 ** 38 37 32 34 37 36 33 35 38 34 43 33 39 37 36 41 42 35
Independents 35 47 46 24 24 ** 33 28 32 26 29 28 31 25 26 23 34 26 21 29 23 35 38 32
Republicans (incl leaners) 42 47 41 29 33 ** 35 39 31 37 35 37 41 38 39 35 42 38 44 39 40 45 42 42
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** 39 32 30 38 36 39 38 35 40 35 46 38 42 32 39 40 44 36
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 38 37 36 40 40 40 35 37 37 44 38 39 38 37 47 40 35
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** 37 37 31 37 36 38 41 40 40 37 41 39 44 42 44 46 45 44

    ___   (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.5.3
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)