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Interest in Current Campaign 1952-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Very 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 40 ** 34 31 42 41 40 35 44 39 37 ** 41 23 33 28 33 24 31 24 42 30 28 23 30 25 45 46 45
Females 34 ** 26 23 34 32 36 26 35 30 27 ** 34 20 27 24 25 21 25 19 36 23 22 19 24 16 35 42 38
  '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 38 ** 30 27 39 37 37 31 40 35 31 ** 36 22 30 25 29 22 29 22 41 27 24 20 27 18 43 44 41
Black non-Hispanic 27 ** 21 25 29 26 48 28 34 28 37 ** 41 24 32 35 32 28 27 20 35 29 29 29 24 27 34 51 49
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 8 31 21 24 ** 31 13 27 13 19 19 21 15 27 23 26 17 22 15 29 40 33
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 25 25 0 16 ** 13 12 19 27 24 23 13 23 31 30 16 16 33 33 36 26 37
  '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. 25 ** 23 19 30 26 25 23 27 28 25 ** 37 21 29 26 23 20 22 18 28 20 15 17 23 53 25 33 19
High School Diploma 38 ** 30 25 35 34 37 27 37 30 26 ** 29 18 24 22 24 17 20 17 30 22 20 15 18 16 37 36 35
Some College, no Degree 63 ** 41 37 49 48 55 41 49 41 42 ** 38 23 36 24 31 25 34 21 42 27 26 24 25 17 35 45 40
College Degree/ Post-grad 71 ** 38 45 59 54 57 49 58 53 48 ** 58 31 40 38 41 32 44 34 56 41 37 29 43 25 52 55 51
  '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 27 ** 21 18 30 29 30 20 28 23 26 ** 34 23 27 22 24 20 21 14 28 21 25 25 20 ** 35 32 34
Income 17-33 Percentile 31 ** 26 22 31 30 35 22 36 30 31 ** 36 18 25 28 26 17 27 20 34 25 24 14 23 ** 34 35 39
Income 34-67 Percentile 34 ** 29 25 36 35 36 31 40 31 25 ** 32 20 32 23 29 20 26 22 41 26 22 20 25 ** 42 46 40
Income 68-95 Percentile 45 ** 38 35 43 42 45 33 47 40 40 ** 40 21 30 28 32 27 32 24 45 30 27 22 28 ** 49 52 46
Income 96-100 Percentile 69 ** 40 33 63 68 55 54 46 59 55 ** 56 34 40 43 34 36 51 22 47 47 41 29 48 ** 47 53 53
  '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 60 ** 42 38 54 ** 53 ** 50 45 44 ** 48 31 40 36 38 33 38 30 50 37 34 31 38 ** 47 ** **
White Collar 47 ** 33 32 45 ** 41 ** 40 38 32 ** 34 21 29 22 27 24 31 21 40 23 21 17 22 ** 36 ** **
Blue Collar 32 ** 29 25 32 ** 32 ** 34 29 28 ** 33 17 25 22 27 18 20 18 32 23 20 19 22 ** 38 ** **
Unskilled 26 ** 17 35 38 ** 29 ** 33 42 32 ** 25 8 15 13 13 14 19 9 22 14 24 14 10 ** 24 ** **
Farmers 27 ** 31 21 36 ** 32 ** 43 33 31 ** 41 25 19 23 18 16 30 21 32 16 36 4 29 ** 51 ** **
Housewives 32 ** 26 20 31 ** 35 ** 35 28 27 ** 35 21 30 25 24 15 25 20 37 26 19 16 23 ** 41 ** **
  '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 35 ** 28 27 35 ** 33 29 35 32 30 ** 33 19 30 29 30 23 30 21 39 26 21 23 26 16 42 51 39
Non-Union Households 38 ** 31 27 39 ** 40 31 40 34 32 ** 37 22 30 25 28 22 27 21 39 27 26 20 26 21 39 43 42
  '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 34 ** 26 23 38 33 41 33 39 31 33 ** 42 26 34 29 29 23 27 21 37 28 24 21 28 22 40 43 44
Nonsouth 38 ** 31 28 37 37 37 29 39 34 31 ** 35 20 28 25 28 22 28 22 40 26 25 20 26 19 40 44 40
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 20
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 8 10 14 9 10 5 30 32 32
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 7 13 10 18 10 16 10 31 19 18 13 20 12 33 44 37
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 23 22 36 25 26 ** 25 12 21 22 24 19 26 20 40 29 26 26 30 24 46 51 50
Born 1927-1942 32 ** 22 18 31 29 35 26 36 32 33 ** 37 23 33 27 32 30 33 30 43 35 33 25 41 41 55 55 58
Born 1911-1926 32 ** 29 27 37 38 41 33 42 39 34 ** 45 32 39 35 40 33 39 33 47 35 38 34 37 41 39 49 72
Born 1895-1910 42 ** 32 30 41 43 42 34 42 37 34 ** 50 35 43 32 31 27 34 22 48 37 36 20 21 23 ** ** **
Born before 1895 39 ** 34 32 44 34 37 30 31 33 36 ** 34 35 42 50 50 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 34 ** 31 29 35 35 38 28 38 34 32 ** 39 22 29 29 30 24 30 24 41 25 24 22 26 22 38 45 41
Independents 28 ** 17 23 30 36 22 19 27 29 19 ** 21 10 21 13 15 11 12 8 26 13 10 8 15 13 25 26 21
Republicans (incl leaners) 47 ** 34 26 46 41 44 39 46 36 37 ** 40 26 35 26 31 24 30 23 41 33 29 22 31 18 46 48 48
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 ** 43 26 40 40 39 25 35 31 49 31 27 26 34 18 51 55 47
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 32 ** 35 21 31 24 25 21 28 21 42 22 21 17 22 22 35 39 30
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 39 ** 47 29 37 32 37 29 35 30 46 38 35 28 40 24 48 53 50

    ___   (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.6.3
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)