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Strength of Partisanship 1952-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Weak Partisan'


  % OF GROUP: '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 '12
Males 36 38 36 34 37 39 35 39 39 36 35 32 36 36 32 35 32 32 29 34 30 31 34 35 26 32 29 26 28
Females 41 41 38 44 40 40 41 46 40 42 42 37 42 38 41 41 37 40 33 34 33 35 35 34 28 33 27 30 27
  '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 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 40 ** 37 40 40 40 40 44 41 39 39 36 39 38 38 40 35 37 32 36 32 34 36 35 28 34 27 29 28
Black non-Hispanic 30 ** 35 30 27 32 27 38 30 38 35 26 39 32 29 28 33 32 29 26 26 24 25 28 26 21 31 24 21
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 31 50 36 48 54 48 42 35 45 34 41 30 32 38 39 33 40 27 41 35 30 30
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50 0 63 47 50 42 32 17 18 41 38 43 35 30 33 32 30 20 29 27 16 28
  '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 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 38 38 35 36 35 34 37 40 43 38 40 34 44 34 31 34 27 30 32 25 25 37 37 31 32 25 27 36 20
High School Diploma 41 41 38 40 40 42 40 45 42 40 39 34 39 39 37 39 35 37 31 34 30 34 33 34 25 30 27 25 28
Some College, no Degree 40 40 38 42 42 46 35 42 34 37 38 34 37 36 37 44 39 40 34 38 34 35 37 36 30 37 28 27 27
College Degree/ Post-grad 28 38 38 38 36 36 38 39 34 40 39 42 37 34 41 33 33 34 29 35 33 28 33 34 26 33 30 32 29
  '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 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 33 34 32 32 40 43 35 47 40 37 40 29 39 36 28 36 26 35 32 29 24 30 33 28 27 ** 27 25 25
Income 17-33 Percentile 38 33 40 39 41 40 39 32 36 41 36 31 42 40 46 39 35 37 36 29 30 36 35 35 27 ** 31 24 26
Income 34-67 Percentile 43 44 38 42 38 39 40 47 39 38 40 38 39 39 36 37 35 38 30 36 34 36 36 35 30 ** 30 29 28
Income 68-95 Percentile 42 43 35 41 38 38 41 41 43 40 38 38 39 39 42 40 38 36 32 38 33 34 36 38 27 ** 30 29 29
Income 96-100 Percentile 28 36 39 30 35 39 31 41 43 37 42 25 35 33 34 41 37 33 38 42 33 22 23 34 30 ** 21 36 33
  '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 '12
Professionals 36 ** 38 36 35 ** 36 ** 38 36 40 43 37 37 39 34 40 35 30 35 34 31 35 36 27 ** 28 ** **
White Collar 40 ** 38 44 41 ** 42 ** 38 39 40 32 37 35 40 37 34 40 31 35 34 37 36 31 28 ** 30 ** **
Blue Collar 38 ** 34 35 37 ** 35 ** 40 39 36 28 40 38 34 39 30 34 31 33 28 34 34 33 28 ** 25 ** **
Unskilled 32 ** 41 39 32 ** 17 ** 26 38 28 41 32 29 21 47 29 41 39 35 31 36 35 40 25 ** 34 ** **
Farmers 42 ** 35 34 31 ** 47 ** 40 42 39 43 46 51 50 39 32 37 41 30 25 32 42 30 22 ** 25 ** **
Housewives 42 ** 38 43 44 ** 42 ** 44 43 42 40 43 40 38 46 42 41 33 35 36 31 30 37 22 ** 31 ** **
  '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 '12
Union Households 41 41 37 36 36 ** 35 47 40 42 36 31 37 40 32 36 34 32 32 37 34 37 28 33 32 34 26 26 28
Non-Union Households 38 39 37 40 39 ** 39 41 40 38 40 37 40 36 39 39 35 38 31 33 31 32 36 35 26 32 28 28 27
  '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 '12
South 40 ** 42 37 42 39 34 38 37 35 41 37 42 37 37 37 34 37 30 27 29 33 32 37 25 29 31 24 24
Nonsouth 38 ** 36 39 38 40 40 44 41 41 38 34 38 37 37 39 35 36 32 37 33 33 36 33 28 34 26 30 29
  '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 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 32
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 15 34 34 43 28 30 28 28 32
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 25 36 43 36 36 30 33 34 36 35 38 27 39 33 28 27
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 44 41 31 36 34 32 38 37 38 38 37 38 31 37 33 31 34 32 27 31 27 28 24
Born 1927-1942 42 38 37 38 37 43 39 45 41 39 40 38 40 42 38 39 37 35 32 31 29 30 37 28 26 26 23 27 26
Born 1911-1926 45 41 40 42 41 42 40 45 43 40 43 38 41 37 38 36 30 39 33 34 28 36 32 34 23 23 23 24 19
Born 1895-1910 36 39 36 37 37 35 36 39 37 39 38 34 37 31 33 45 28 34 37 33 24 36 21 51 42 10 ** ** **
Born before 1895 30 38 30 36 37 36 36 42 41 42 45 33 53 32 17 29 50 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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 '12
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 32 31 37 32 34 30 31 34 32 30 28 32 35 27 26 32 24 27 27
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43 37 40 38 40 41 40 39 34 38 34 40 36 34 32 35 29 25 29
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 42 36 38 40 37 36 33 37 30 35 32 26 34 40 25 34 30 30 27

    ___   (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 2A.3.3
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)