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Average Feelings Toward Parties 1952-2004
AVERAGE AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS FOR:      NET PRO DEM. - PRO REP.


  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 0 ** .7 1 .5 ** .6 ** -.3 ** .2 ** .5 .1 0 .3 .2 .2 0 .3 .4 -.7 0 ** .2 ** .2
Females 0 ** .2 .6 .3 ** .7 ** 0 ** .2 ** .5 .2 .3 .8 .3 .5 .4 .8 .8 0 .6 ** .6 ** .7
  '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 -.2 ** .3 .7 .3 ** .4 ** -.5 ** 0 ** .3 0 0 .4 .1 0 -.1 .4 .4 -.7 .1 ** .2 ** .1
Black non-Hispanic 1.8 ** 1.5 1.3 1.2 ** 2.4 ** 2.8 ** 2.1 ** 2.2 1 1.4 2.3 1.6 2 1.6 1.4 1.9 1.4 1.3 ** 2 ** 1.6
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2.1 ** .4 ** .8 .3 .4 .3 .5 .7 .9 .9 1 .4 .8 ** .5 ** .6
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 1.5 ** .5 ** .2 .7 .7 .1 .1 .1 1.2 -.2 .2 -.2 1.3 ** .4 ** .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. .7 ** .6 .9 .4 ** 1.2 ** .6 ** .4 ** .9 .4 .5 1.1 .7 1.2 .6 .9 1.1 .4 1 ** .8 ** 1
High School Diploma -.1 ** .5 1 .7 ** .7 ** -.1 ** .3 ** .5 .2 .3 .6 .3 .4 .3 .5 .7 -.1 .6 ** .5 ** .5
Some College, no Degree -1.3 ** -.2 .5 -.2 ** .2 ** 1.0 ** .1 ** .3 0 -.1 .6 .1 .1 -.1 .4 .5 -.4 0 ** .3 ** .2
College Degree/ Post-grad -1.7 ** -.5 -.2 -.6 ** -.4 ** -.6 ** -.1 ** 0 -.1 0 .1 .4 .1 .2 .9 .5 -.9 .1 ** .4 ** .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
Income 0-16 Percentile .3 ** .5 .7 .2 ** 1.1 ** .4 ** .4 ** .8 .3 .6 1.3 1 .7 .7 .9 1.1 .5 1 ** .9 ** 1
Income 17-33 Percentile .5 ** .7 1 .4 ** .9 ** .1 ** .3 ** .8 .4 .4 .6 .6 .7 .7 .8 1 .6 .6 ** .5 ** .7
Income 34-67 Percentile .4 ** .7 1 .7 ** .8 ** -.3 ** .3 ** .7 .2 .2 .9 .3 .5 .1 .6 .6 -.5 .6 ** .2 ** .5
Income 68-95 Percentile -.3 ** .4 .7 .4 ** .3 ** -.3 ** .1 ** .4 0 .1 .2 .1 -.2 -.1 .4 .4 -.9 -.2 ** .4 ** .2
Income 96-100 Percentile 3.0 ** -1.1 -.4 -1.5 ** -.5 ** -.9 ** -.9 ** -1.1 -.2 -.9 -.5 -.8 -.5 -1.4 -.6 .3 -.6 .1 ** -.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
Professionals -1.4 ** -.1 .5 -.1 ** -.2 ** -.8 ** -.1 ** .1 0 0 .1 .4 .1 .1 .8 .6 -.7 .5 ** .4 ** .5
White Collar -.2 ** .5 .8 -.3 ** .5 ** -.5 ** .1 ** .5 .2 .1 .3 .1 .2 0 .4 .7 -.3 .2 ** .5 ** .4
Blue Collar .9 ** .8 1.2 1.1 ** 1.3 ** .4 ** .7 ** .9 .3 .4 1 .5 .7 .4 .6 .8 0 .5 ** .6 ** .4
Unskilled 1.2 ** 1.4 1.6 .2 ** 1.8 ** 1.7 ** .8 ** 1.1 .6 .1 .7 1 -.2 .7 .7 1.4 .2 1.8 ** .6 ** .8
Farmers -.3 ** .7 .9 -.2 ** .6 ** -.2 ** -.2 ** 0 -.2 .2 .4 -.4 .1 .2 .9 -.1 -.3 -.2 ** -.8 ** .4
Housewives -.2 ** .1 .5 .2 ** .5 ** -.2 ** 0 ** .1 0 .1 .6 -.1 .4 .2 .3 .4 -.5 -.9 ** 0 ** .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
Union Households 1.1 ** 1 1.6 1.3 ** 1.8 ** .4 ** .7 ** 1.2 .5 .5 1.1 .8 .6 .7 .6 1.1 .5 1.1 ** 1 ** 1.1
Non-Union Households -.4 ** .2 .5 0 ** .3 ** -.3 ** .1 ** .3 .1 .1 .4 .2 .3 .1 .6 .6 -.5 .2 ** .3 ** .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
South .5 ** .9 1 .2 ** .6 ** .1 ** .2 ** .5 .1 .2 .6 .2 .2 .1 .4 .5 -.4 .4 ** .2 ** .3
Nonsouth -.1 ** .2 .7 .4 ** .6 ** -.2 ** .2 ** .5 .2 .2 .6 .3 .4 .3 .6 .7 -.2 .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
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 1 .1 .3 ** 1.1 ** .7
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 .1 .1 .3 0 .2 .4 .5 -.2 .6 ** .2 ** .4
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 1.2 ** -.2 ** .3 ** .7 .2 .2 .7 .2 .3 .1 .6 .7 -.5 .2 ** .4 ** .2
Born 1927-1942 .2 ** .5 .9 .6 ** .6 ** -.1 ** .3 ** .4 .2 .1 .4 .2 .4 .3 .2 .6 -.5 .2 ** .2 ** .5
Born 1911-1926 .5 ** .5 .9 .4 ** .7 ** 0 ** .2 ** .4 .1 .3 .7 .5 .6 .5 1 .8 .2 .5 ** .7 ** .7
Born 1895-1910 -.3 ** .4 .9 .3 ** .8 ** -.2 ** .2 ** .4 .1 .3 .4 .4 .5 .3 1.3 .7 -1.5 -.4 ** .3 ** **
Born before 1895 -.5 ** .1 .2 0 ** .2 ** -.4 ** -.8 ** 0 -.2 .3 -1.3 1.8 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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
Democrats (incl leaners) 1.9 ** 2.3 2.2 2.1 ** 1.9 ** 1.3 ** 1.4 ** 1.7 .9 1.4 2 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 2.2 1.5 2.1 ** 2.1 ** 2.2
Independents & Apolitical -.9 ** 0 .3 .4 ** -.1 ** -.4 ** .1 ** .2 -.1 -.1 -.3 .1 -.1 .1 0 .4 -.1 -.2 ** 0 ** .5
Republicans (incl leaners) 3.0 ** 2.0 -1.3 -2.1 ** -1.7 ** -2.5 ** -1.4 ** -1.3 1.0 -1.6 -1.6 -1.6 -1.4 -1.6 -1.1 -1.3 -2.4 -1.7 ** -1.7 ** -1.7
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 1.7 ** 2 .8 1.5 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.7 ** 2.3 ** 2.6
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** .1 ** .7 .3 .3 .8 .6 .6 .7 .5 .8 .2 .8 ** .6 ** .8
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** -.8 ** 1.0 -.6 -.9 1.0 -1.1 -.9 -1.2 -.5 -.9 -2.1 -1.3 ** -1.1 ** -1.4

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


table 2B.1.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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