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Which Party Had Most Members of Congress After the Election 1958-1984
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Correct'


  % OF GROUP: '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Males 85 60 ** 87 28 54 63 63 ** 69 47 19 63 60
Females 71 52 ** 74 15 46 48 51 ** 51 35 12 46 44
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Whites non-Hispanic 80 59 ** 82 21 50 56 57 ** 60 42 15 56 55
Black non-Hispanic 55 26 ** 55 18 42 43 50 ** 47 36 17 42 33
Hispanic ** ** ** ** 15 36 43 50 ** 41 16 4 35 37
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** 0 25 25 100 ** 40 24 6 27 41
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 61 39 ** 62 12 35 45 43 ** 37 28 9 31 27
High School Diploma 81 57 ** 82 20 47 50 54 ** 54 35 10 48 42
Some College, no Degree 92 68 ** 90 31 62 66 67 ** 70 46 19 58 62
College Degree/ Post-grad 94 81 ** 95 36 68 78 70 ** 81 62 28 77 74
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Income 0-16 Percentile 56 31 ** 61 16 36 33 46 ** 36 29 12 39 28
Income 17-33 Percentile 69 43 ** 77 11 44 48 46 ** 52 36 10 41 45
Income 34-67 Percentile 85 58 ** 81 22 51 53 55 ** 58 43 15 57 54
Income 68-95 Percentile 88 67 ** 90 25 59 67 67 ** 71 44 19 65 63
Income 96-100 Percentile 95 75 ** 89 30 60 69 71 ** 83 63 25 75 68
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Professionals 92 72 ** 90 ** 60 69 70 ** 75 52 22 71 72
White Collar 88 67 ** 88 ** 50 60 63 ** 63 41 14 51 49
Blue Collar 77 52 ** 76 ** 48 51 51 ** 55 35 13 48 45
Unskilled 68 29 ** 66 ** 30 42 44 ** 52 32 8 38 25
Farmers 69 54 ** 72 ** 42 46 52 ** 45 32 21 39 33
Housewives 69 46 ** 74 ** 45 44 48 ** 48 38 10 48 43
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Union Households 79 57 ** 82 22 49 54 58 ** 61 39 14 61 55
Non-Union Households 77 55 ** 79 21 50 54 56 ** 58 41 15 52 50
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
South 67 55 ** 71 20 54 52 49 ** 55 41 17 51 44
Nonsouth 81 55 ** 82 21 48 55 59 ** 59 40 14 55 54
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 26 15 35 37
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** 81 28 51 49 52 ** 54 36 13 55 53
Born 1927-1942 73 56 ** 79 21 54 56 63 ** 66 44 18 61 56
Born 1911-1926 80 59 ** 83 23 50 57 57 ** 60 46 14 56 60
Born 1895-1910 80 58 ** 78 18 44 55 57 ** 55 47 15 50 39
Born before 1895 72 38 ** 72 15 34 51 34 ** 48 16 20 33 100
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Democrats (incl leaners) 79 57 ** 77 21 49 55 57 ** 57 41 13 55 51
Independents 67 52 ** 69 13 41 39 38 ** 48 22 9 32 32
Republicans (incl leaners) 82 58 ** 88 24 54 61 63 ** 65 51 20 62 57
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 60 ** 68 46 24 64 64
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 62 ** 62 44 14 58 52
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 65 ** 75 53 19 69 64

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 1C.2.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)