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Interest in Current Campaign 1952-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Not Much Interested'


  % 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 '12
Males 26 ** 26 35 19 21 23 27 19 19 23 ** 20 31 24 29 22 30 22 31 15 24 24 27 22 21 15 15 16
Females 31 ** 34 45 30 30 26 31 22 27 31 ** 22 36 27 30 27 36 27 35 20 28 26 34 25 31 18 16 17
  '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 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 28 ** 30 39 23 25 25 29 21 23 27 ** 21 33 25 30 23 32 24 32 15 25 25 32 24 28 15 16 17
Black non-Hispanic 40 ** 40 53 42 33 20 35 19 26 30 ** 23 36 29 21 30 33 28 35 24 30 24 24 20 25 15 12 7
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 31 21 32 ** 26 52 35 38 31 42 30 38 25 32 23 31 31 28 29 17 20
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 25 50 50 21 ** 24 44 31 45 36 45 32 42 25 31 39 30 18 16 22 8 19
  '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 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 44 ** 46 56 41 43 39 44 36 36 42 ** 32 52 42 48 44 50 42 46 33 44 40 48 31 18 32 30 30
High School Diploma 22 ** 28 39 21 24 24 30 21 24 30 ** 24 39 31 34 31 42 32 40 22 34 32 39 31 33 23 23 21
Some College, no Degree 7 ** 12 21 10 13 16 14 10 13 16 ** 14 26 16 23 16 24 16 29 11 20 17 25 21 26 15 13 15
College Degree/ Post-grad 4 ** 13 22 15 9 8 9 6 8 8 ** 8 14 8 18 9 16 11 16 8 12 17 19 12 18 5 5 11
  '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 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 47 ** 47 57 40 40 36 44 36 35 39 ** 32 45 36 32 35 46 39 39 28 38 30 35 32 ** 27 24 18
Income 17-33 Percentile 35 ** 35 48 32 44 26 34 25 32 28 ** 23 40 33 30 31 37 30 37 22 30 34 39 25 ** 15 21 21
Income 34-67 Percentile 24 ** 30 36 21 22 25 30 16 26 30 ** 21 31 25 30 23 33 23 34 15 25 26 31 26 ** 18 14 16
Income 68-95 Percentile 20 ** 20 30 20 15 19 23 14 13 16 ** 16 27 18 25 18 26 17 27 10 19 19 26 16 ** 8 9 15
Income 96-100 Percentile 5 ** 14 32 14 11 12 13 14 9 12 ** 9 20 7 26 6 13 9 28 10 13 11 19 17 ** 12 7 13
  '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 '12
Professionals 14 ** 19 29 12 ** 15 ** 12 15 15 ** 13 21 12 21 14 21 15 20 10 14 17 22 15 ** 10 ** **
White Collar 14 ** 24 37 18 ** 25 ** 15 19 26 ** 19 28 24 28 23 27 21 31 15 25 24 32 24 ** 14 ** **
Blue Collar 31 ** 33 40 24 ** 28 ** 26 26 30 ** 24 42 33 37 30 41 34 41 21 34 32 39 28 ** 19 ** **
Unskilled 42 ** 46 52 38 ** 31 ** 30 29 32 ** 34 36 43 36 35 54 31 43 30 34 34 49 37 ** 43 ** **
Farmers 34 ** 32 48 34 ** 38 ** 20 25 35 ** 28 41 47 34 39 42 26 31 25 30 28 37 23 ** 21 ** **
Housewives 32 ** 34 47 34 ** 26 ** 24 30 33 ** 23 38 31 29 29 42 26 36 22 32 26 30 32 ** 20 ** **
  '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 '12
Union Households 26 ** 32 40 27 ** 25 34 22 24 28 ** 23 32 24 29 22 32 21 30 13 24 24 30 23 34 15 13 17
Non-Union Households 30 ** 30 41 24 ** 25 28 20 24 27 ** 21 34 27 30 26 34 26 34 18 27 26 32 24 25 17 16 16
  '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 '12
South 37 ** 35 46 31 31 24 32 21 23 32 ** 22 35 28 32 29 36 29 39 21 27 27 33 23 25 15 17 16
Nonsouth 26 ** 29 39 23 24 26 29 21 24 26 ** 21 33 25 29 23 32 23 31 16 26 24 30 24 28 17 14 17
  '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 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 31
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 15 44 33 44 30 43 24 19 23
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43 36 39 30 42 31 41 21 33 30 33 30 32 17 15 16
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 33 17 26 25 ** 24 39 28 30 25 36 23 31 13 21 22 28 20 20 12 15 11
Born 1927-1942 25 ** 32 46 23 26 24 28 18 22 26 ** 21 29 20 30 23 26 22 30 17 21 19 33 15 11 10 7 11
Born 1911-1926 28 ** 30 38 24 24 22 28 18 20 28 ** 17 28 23 25 22 26 22 26 18 23 23 20 20 16 28 24 13
Born 1895-1910 25 ** 27 40 24 25 26 29 25 26 32 ** 22 37 33 29 25 39 34 36 22 39 32 26 43 60 ** ** **
Born before 1895 37 ** 39 41 31 35 33 36 40 38 39 ** 30 27 25 38 25 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 29 ** 30 36 25 24 23 31 21 22 27 ** 18 33 27 26 24 32 23 30 16 28 24 27 21 25 17 15 14
Independents 45 ** 39 51 35 23 41 38 30 35 44 ** 34 52 39 56 43 55 48 59 35 46 54 52 48 47 32 37 33
Republicans (incl leaners) 19 ** 25 40 19 24 22 23 16 21 20 ** 19 24 19 26 20 27 20 29 13 19 19 29 19 24 12 9 14
  '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 '12
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 13 ** 12 27 17 20 14 27 17 22 11 22 22 25 18 26 16 9 12
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 24 ** 17 29 19 22 25 34 21 30 14 25 26 32 20 20 17 17 22
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 17 ** 13 23 14 21 16 21 15 22 11 17 14 24 18 22 10 7 12

    ___   (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.6.1
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)