The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Moral 1980-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Quite Well/ Extremely Well'


  % OF GROUP: '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 79 ** 85 ** 80 ** 47 ** 35 ** 70 ** 64 67
Females 83 ** 85 ** 80 ** 50 ** 46 ** 77 ** 71 73
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites non-Hispanic 80 ** 84 ** 79 ** 44 ** 33 ** 73 ** 63 64
Black non-Hispanic 89 ** 91 ** 81 ** 72 ** 71 ** 80 ** 83 95
Hispanic 78 ** 87 ** 83 ** 61 ** 59 ** 70 ** 69 82
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 73 ** 85 ** 94 ** 45 ** 47 ** 70 ** 72 87
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 81 ** 88 ** 81 ** 69 ** 50 ** 83 ** 65 79
High School Diploma 80 ** 83 ** 77 ** 54 ** 50 ** 73 ** 67 70
Some College, no Degree 80 ** 83 ** 80 ** 47 ** 36 ** 73 ** 66 68
College Degree/ Post-grad 86 ** 90 ** 85 ** 35 ** 26 ** 75 ** 70 73
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Income 0-16 Percentile 83 ** 85 ** 82 ** 63 ** 59 ** 79 ** 71 79
Income 17-33 Percentile 83 ** 89 ** 80 ** 57 ** 50 ** 74 ** 76 75
Income 34-67 Percentile 81 ** 81 ** 78 ** 47 ** 40 ** 71 ** 65 66
Income 68-95 Percentile 79 ** 87 ** 80 ** 42 ** 27 ** 74 ** 65 73
Income 96-100 Percentile 79 ** 91 ** 79 ** 26 ** 23 ** 73 ** 63 59
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals 82 ** 89 ** 86 ** 39 ** 32 ** 73 ** 72 **
White Collar 81 ** 86 ** 79 ** 43 ** 40 ** 73 ** 67 **
Blue Collar 81 ** 83 ** 76 ** 59 ** 49 ** 74 ** 66 **
Unskilled 66 ** 79 ** 69 ** 57 ** 42 ** 79 ** 83 **
Farmers 72 ** 82 ** 82 ** 53 ** 30 ** 72 ** 54 **
Housewives 84 ** 85 ** 78 ** 49 ** 37 ** 75 ** 53 **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 79 ** 84 ** 80 ** 54 ** 43 ** 80 ** 76 71
Non-Union Households 82 ** 85 ** 80 ** 48 ** 41 ** 73 ** 65 71
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 84 ** 85 ** 79 ** 53 ** 45 ** 70 ** 64 64
Nonsouth 80 ** 85 ** 80 ** 46 ** 39 ** 75 ** 69 75
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 45 ** 50 ** 72 ** 74 75
Born 1959-1974 77 ** 78 ** 72 ** 50 ** 44 ** 69 ** 65 69
Born 1943-1958 78 ** 84 ** 76 ** 48 ** 37 ** 73 ** 62 68
Born 1927-1942 81 ** 88 ** 87 ** 47 ** 36 ** 79 ** 72 72
Born 1911-1926 84 ** 90 ** 88 ** 50 ** 47 ** 85 ** 73 74
Born 1895-1910 87 ** 85 ** 88 ** 48 ** 36 ** 68 ** ** **
Born before 1895 90 ** 50 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 88 ** 92 ** 87 ** 64 ** 60 ** 88 ** 89 88
Independents 71 ** 82 ** 74 ** 45 ** 42 ** 62 ** 63 67
Republicans (incl leaners) 75 ** 77 ** 72 ** 29 ** 15 ** 58 ** 42 49
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals 88 ** 91 ** 88 ** 58 ** 53 ** 86 ** 88 92
Moderates 83 ** 87 ** 82 ** 47 ** 45 ** 81 ** 75 77
Conservatives 80 ** 79 ** 75 ** 32 ** 22 ** 57 ** 47 49

    ___   (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 7C.3.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 02NOV15)