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Important Difference in What Democratic and Republican Parties Stand For 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
No Difference : 41 ** ** ** 43 ** 44 56 44 ** 44 ** 42 ** 34 ** 30 44 35 48 35 42 35 41 33 ** 20 21
Yes, a Difference : 50 ** ** ** 50 ** 55 40 52 ** 46 ** 47 ** 58 ** 63 48 60 45 60 50 64 56 64 ** 76 78
Don't Know, Depends: 9 ** ** ** 6 ** 1 4 4 ** 10 ** 10 ** 8 ** 8 9 6 6 5 7 2 3 2 ** 5 2
N   1757       1818   1449 1288 1347   1113   2859   1406   976 1079 1773 976 2252 1787 730 1279 1542   1060 2107

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2B.4
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Do you think there are any important differences in what the
Republicans and Democrats stand for?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0501 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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