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Party Identification 3-Point Scale (revised in 2008) 1952-2008

  '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
Democrat (incl leaners) : 59 58 52 58 53 56 62 55 56 54 51 52 51 54 52 55 48 50 47 52 50 47 52 51 50 49 50 51
Independent : 5 8 9 8 10 8 8 12 11 13 15 18 16 16 15 13 13 14 12 12 13 11 10 12 13 7 10 11
Republican (incl leaners): 36 34 39 34 37 36 31 32 33 33 34 31 33 30 33 32 40 36 41 36 37 41 38 37 37 43 41 37
N   1689 1088 1690 1737 1864 1237 1536 1263 1531 1490 2695 2492 2833 2269 1612 1403 2228 2157 2026 1965 2473 1780 1706 1267 1790 1466 1194 2293

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2A.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a
Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?"
(IF REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT) "Would you call yourself a strong
(REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT) or a not very strong (REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT)?"
(IF INDEPENDENT, OTHER [1966 and later: OR NO PREFERENCE]:) "Do you
think of yourself as closer to the Republican or Democratic party?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: Collapsed from the 7-point Party ID summary (Table 2A.1). The 7-point Party ID summary has been revised in 2010 to conform, as much as possible, with the December, 2009 ANES memo on its construction.

This question is variable VCF0303 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009A was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05AUG10)


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