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Is One Party More Conservative 1960-2008

  '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Yes, Democrats : 11 ** 14 ** 9 16 15 ** 17 ** ** ** 15 ** 12 18 12 ** ** ** ** ** 17 16
Yes, Republicans : 61 ** 59 ** 63 51 57 ** 54 ** ** ** 53 ** 57 44 57 ** ** ** ** ** 68 67
No, Both Same, Don't Know: 28 ** 27 ** 28 33 28 ** 29 ** ** ** 32 ** 31 38 31 ** ** ** ** ** 15 17
N   1811   1435   1339 1496 1109   2818       972   1772 974 2251           1059 2106

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2B.5
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1960-1976: "Would you say that one of the parties (1972: either
party) is more conservative or more liberal than the other
(1970-1976: at the national level?)?"
(IF YES:) "Which party is more conservative?"
(IF NO in 1960,1968/ IF NO or DK in 1964,1970,1972,1976:) "Do you
think that people generally consider the Democrats or the Republicans
more conservative or wouldn't you want to guess about that?"
1984 and later: "Would you say that either one of the parties
is more conservative than the other at the national level?"
(IF YES:) "Which party is more conservative?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0502 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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