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Average Feelings Toward Parties 1952-2004
AVERAGE AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS FOR:      DEMOCRATIC PARTY


  AVG. 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
Males .1 ** .5 .6 .4 ** .3 ** -.3 ** 0 ** .1 0 .1 .1 .2 .1 .1 0 .1 -.5 0 ** .1 ** .1
Females .1 ** .4 .5 .5 ** .5 ** -.1 ** .1 ** .2 .2 .2 .4 .3 .3 .4 .3 .4 0 .4 ** .5 ** .5
  '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
White non-Hispanic 0 ** .4 .5 .4 ** .3 ** -.4 ** 0 ** 0 0 .1 .2 .2 0 .1 .1 .1 -.5 0 ** .2 ** .1
Black non-Hispanic 1.3 ** 1.1 .9 .9 ** 1.6 ** 1.6 ** 1 ** 1.1 .6 .8 1.3 .9 1.1 .9 .8 1.1 .8 .9 ** 1.3 ** 1
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 1.2 ** .1 ** .7 .2 .4 .2 .5 .4 .7 .4 .5 .3 .7 ** .5 ** .5
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 1 ** .5 ** .1 .7 .4 .3 .2 .4 .8 -.1 .2 -.1 .7 ** .3 ** .4
  '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
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. .5 ** .7 .7 .5 ** .8 ** .4 ** .3 ** .5 .3 .5 .8 .5 .7 .5 .4 .6 .3 .8 ** .7 ** .7
High School Diploma 0 ** .6 .6 .6 ** .5 ** -.2 ** .1 ** .2 .2 .2 .3 .3 .3 .3 .2 .4 -.1 .3 ** .4 ** .4
Some College, no Degree -.6 ** .1 .4 .2 ** .2 ** -.7 ** -.1 ** 0 0 0 .2 .2 0 .1 .1 .1 -.3 0 ** .3 ** .2
College Degree/ Post-grad -.9 ** -.2 -.1 -.1 ** -.3 ** -.6 ** -.2 ** -.2 -.1 0 -.1 .3 .1 .2 .2 .1 -.7 .1 ** .3 ** .2
  '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
Income 0-16 Percentile .4 ** .6 .6 .5 ** .7 ** .2 ** .3 ** .5 .2 .4 .7 .7 .4 .5 .5 .6 .3 .6 ** .7 ** .6
Income 17-33 Percentile .4 ** .6 .7 .4 ** .6 ** 0 ** .2 ** .4 .2 .3 .3 .4 .4 .5 .4 .5 .3 .4 ** .3 ** .5
Income 34-67 Percentile .3 ** .7 .7 .7 ** .6 ** -.3 ** .1 ** .2 .1 .1 .4 .3 .3 .2 .2 .2 -.4 .3 ** .2 ** .3
Income 68-95 Percentile -.1 ** .4 .3 .4 ** .2 ** -.3 ** -.1 ** 0 0 .2 .1 .2 -.1 .2 .1 0 -.7 -.2 ** .4 ** .1
Income 96-100 Percentile -1.3 ** -.5 -.2 -.7 ** -.3 ** -.8 ** -.5 ** -.6 -.1 -.4 -.5 -.3 -.3 -.6 -.7 -.1 -.4 .1 ** .1 ** -.2
  '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
Professionals -.6 ** 0 .3 .2 ** -.1 ** -.7 ** -.2 ** -.1 -.1 0 0 .3 .1 .2 .2 .2 -.5 .3 ** .3 ** .3
White Collar 0 ** .5 .5 0 ** .4 ** -.4 ** 0 ** .2 .1 .1 .1 .2 .1 .2 .1 .3 -.2 .1 ** .4 ** .4
Blue Collar .6 ** .7 .8 .8 ** .8 ** .1 ** .3 ** .4 .2 .3 .6 .4 .4 .4 .3 .4 -.2 .3 ** .4 ** .3
Unskilled .8 ** 1.1 1 .4 ** 1.3 ** 1.1 ** .2 ** .5 .4 .2 .6 .5 0 .4 .4 .6 0 .7 ** .4 ** .5
Farmers -.1 ** .7 .7 .2 ** .5 ** -.1 ** -.1 ** 0 0 .2 .3 -.1 0 .3 .3 -.1 0 -.5 ** -.3 ** .4
Housewives .1 ** .4 .4 .4 ** .4 ** -.2 ** 0 ** 0 .1 .2 .3 .1 .4 .2 .1 .2 -.3 -.4 ** .3 ** .1
  '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
Union Households .7 ** .8 .9 .9 ** 1.1 ** .1 ** .3 ** .5 .2 .3 .5 .5 .3 .4 .3 .5 0 .6 ** .6 ** .6
Non-Union Households -.1 ** .4 .4 .3 ** .2 ** -.3 ** 0 ** .1 .1 .1 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 -.3 .1 ** .3 ** .2
  '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
South .4 ** .8 .7 .4 ** .4 ** -.1 ** .1 ** .3 .1 .2 .3 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 -.3 .3 ** .3 ** .3
Nonsouth .1 ** .4 .5 .5 ** .4 ** -.2 ** .1 ** .1 .1 .1 .3 .3 .2 .3 .2 .3 -.2 .1 ** .4 ** .3
  '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
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** .6 .1 .4 ** .7 ** .4
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 .1 0 .3 0 .3 .2 .2 -.2 .4 ** .2 ** .3
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** .8 ** -.3 ** .1 ** .3 .1 .1 .4 .2 .2 .1 .2 .3 -.4 .1 ** .3 ** .2
Born 1927-1942 .2 ** .6 .5 .6 ** .4 ** -.2 ** 0 ** 0 .1 .2 .2 .2 .3 .4 0 .1 -.3 .1 ** .2 ** .3
Born 1911-1926 .3 ** .5 .6 .4 ** .4 ** -.2 ** .1 ** .2 .1 .3 .3 .4 .4 .4 .4 .4 .1 .3 ** .8 ** .5
Born 1895-1910 0 ** .5 .5 .5 ** .5 ** -.2 ** .1 ** .1 .1 .3 .3 .4 .4 .3 .7 .5 -.9 -.2 ** .2 ** **
Born before 1895 -.1 ** .4 .3 .3 ** .3 ** 0 ** -.4 ** .2 0 .3 -.3 1.3 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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
Democrats (incl leaners) 1.1 ** 1.5 1.3 1.4 ** 1.2 ** .6 ** .7 ** .9 .5 .8 1 1.1 .9 1.1 .8 1.1 .8 1.2 ** 1.2 ** 1.2
Independents & Apolitical -.5 ** .2 .2 .4 ** -.1 ** -.6 ** -.2 ** -.1 -.1 -.1 -.2 .1 -.1 .1 -.1 -.1 -.3 -.3 ** 0 ** .1
Republicans (incl leaners) -1.3 ** -.7 -.6 -.8 ** -.9 ** -1.4 ** -.7 ** -.8 -.5 -.7 -.7 -.6 -.6 -.6 -.7 -.7 -1.4 -.8 ** -.7 ** -.8
  '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
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** .7 ** 1 .4 .7 1 1 .8 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.4 ** 1.2 ** 1.2
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 ** .3 .2 .3 .4 .4 .4 .5 .2 .3 0 .4 ** .5 ** .6
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** -.5 ** -.8 -.3 -.4 -.5 -.4 -.4 -.4 -.4 -.5 -1.3 -.7 ** -.5 ** -.7

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group


table 2B.1.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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