The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Republican Presidential Candidate Knowledgeable 1980-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Not Too Well/ Not Well at All'


  % OF GROUP: '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 31 ** 26 ** 16 ** 16 ** 15 ** 30 ** 40 24
Females 28 ** 21 ** 18 ** 19 ** 18 ** 27 ** 41 21
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites non-Hispanic 28 ** 22 ** 14 ** 15 ** 13 ** 27 ** 36 18
Black non-Hispanic 41 ** 33 ** 29 ** 29 ** 36 ** 34 ** 55 38
Hispanic 29 ** 26 ** 25 ** 27 ** 26 ** 28 ** 44 33
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 20 ** 19 ** 22 ** 19 ** 17 ** 35 ** 50 25
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 26 ** 22 ** 18 ** 27 ** 33 ** 39 ** 49 32
High School Diploma 25 ** 20 ** 17 ** 18 ** 21 ** 26 ** 35 23
Some College, no Degree 34 ** 22 ** 12 ** 16 ** 13 ** 26 ** 39 21
College Degree/ Post-grad 40 ** 36 ** 23 ** 15 ** 11 ** 35 ** 49 21
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Income 0-16 Percentile 31 ** 24 ** 20 ** 22 ** 30 ** 27 ** 45 25
Income 17-33 Percentile 28 ** 24 ** 22 ** 23 ** 19 ** 26 ** 39 25
Income 34-67 Percentile 31 ** 20 ** 17 ** 17 ** 16 ** 28 ** 40 22
Income 68-95 Percentile 30 ** 25 ** 14 ** 12 ** 9 ** 33 ** 38 16
Income 96-100 Percentile 34 ** 25 ** 9 ** 12 ** 6 ** 25 ** 46 15
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals 35 ** 31 ** 19 ** 17 ** 13 ** 32 ** 50 **
White Collar 28 ** 21 ** 14 ** 16 ** 15 ** 26 ** 33 **
Blue Collar 27 ** 21 ** 18 ** 19 ** 21 ** 29 ** 39 **
Unskilled 32 ** 27 ** 23 ** 23 ** 24 ** 40 ** 51 **
Farmers 11 ** 12 ** 9 ** 13 ** 19 ** 33 ** 26 **
Housewives 28 ** 16 ** 14 ** 15 ** 13 ** 19 ** 24 **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 33 ** 29 ** 18 ** 14 ** 17 ** 30 ** 48 23
Non-Union Households 29 ** 22 ** 17 ** 18 ** 17 ** 28 ** 38 22
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 27 ** 18 ** 16 ** 18 ** 19 ** 23 ** 34 21
Nonsouth 30 ** 25 ** 17 ** 17 ** 16 ** 31 ** 43 23
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 31 ** 18 ** 27 ** 56 16
Born 1959-1974 33 ** 19 ** 18 ** 18 ** 20 ** 25 ** 36 26
Born 1943-1958 31 ** 23 ** 17 ** 17 ** 16 ** 32 ** 37 24
Born 1927-1942 32 ** 24 ** 18 ** 18 ** 12 ** 28 ** 36 26
Born 1911-1926 26 ** 26 ** 14 ** 16 ** 15 ** 37 ** 40 19
Born 1895-1910 27 ** 24 ** 18 ** 17 ** 28 ** 0 ** ** **
Born before 1895 22 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 40 ** 37 ** 26 ** 24 ** 23 ** 40 ** 61 34
Independents 25 ** 20 ** 18 ** 23 ** 22 ** 25 ** 42 18
Republicans (incl leaners) 15 ** 8 ** 6 ** 7 ** 7 ** 15 ** 15 8
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals 52 ** 44 ** 26 ** 25 ** 20 ** 48 ** 70 35
Moderates 32 ** 23 ** 20 ** 18 ** 16 ** 33 ** 41 25
Conservatives 21 ** 14 ** 9 ** 11 ** 6 ** 20 ** 22 10

    ___   (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.6.2
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)