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Average Feeling Thermometer Toward Parties 1978-2012
AVERAGE AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS FOR:      REPUBLICAN PARTY


  AVG. OF GROUP: '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 54 57 54 58 57 60 55 51 58 56 52 55 ** 55 47 45
Females 56 56 53 58 56 58 55 52 55 51 49 53 ** 52 48 44
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
White non-Hispanic 57 58 56 59 59 61 56 52 58 54 52 55 ** 56 50 49
Black non-Hispanic 46 49 38 43 44 45 46 42 53 47 40 45 ** 44 36 26
Hispanic 44 56 49 59 57 57 57 55 54 51 51 53 ** 57 46 39
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 55 56 53 56 61 57 70 60 57 61 53 51 ** 58 42 40
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 54 54 47 55 50 54 51 50 56 51 51 55 ** 40 42 36
High School Diploma 55 57 54 58 56 58 55 52 56 54 51 53 ** 56 47 45
Some College, no Degree 55 58 54 59 58 61 56 51 57 53 50 55 ** 55 49 46
College Degree/ Post-grad 57 55 56 56 58 61 55 51 58 54 50 54 ** 51 46 42
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 55 56 48 54 51 52 53 52 53 51 51 50 ** 52 42 39
Income 17-33 Percentile 53 55 52 55 55 57 50 50 55 52 50 51 ** 51 44 44
Income 34-67 Percentile 55 56 54 58 56 60 56 51 57 53 50 55 ** 55 48 46
Income 68-95 Percentile 56 59 55 59 60 62 55 53 59 57 50 54 ** 55 51 46
Income 96-100 Percentile 56 61 61 66 64 70 63 54 63 58 53 60 ** 55 56 42
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 57 57 56 58 58 60 56 52 58 54 50 54 ** 50 ** **
White Collar 55 56 55 59 58 61 55 52 56 52 51 55 ** 56 ** **
Blue Collar 53 57 51 55 54 57 53 50 56 53 49 51 ** 55 ** **
Unskilled 52 55 53 53 57 58 56 52 51 50 59 54 ** 48 ** **
Farmers 55 58 55 66 56 57 47 55 65 64 51 64 ** 50 ** **
Housewives 57 58 53 60 58 58 58 54 56 58 53 56 ** 62 ** **
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 52 55 50 52 54 55 50 48 51 50 46 51 ** 49 43 42
Non-Union Households 56 58 55 59 57 60 56 52 58 54 51 54 ** 55 48 45
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 56 56 54 58 57 59 54 53 59 56 54 54 ** 57 52 47
Nonsouth 55 57 54 58 56 59 55 51 56 52 48 53 ** 52 44 43
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 53 60 55 56 50 ** 48 45 41
Born 1959-1974 58 54 55 55 56 59 56 53 56 52 51 56 ** 55 47 44
Born 1943-1958 54 55 53 57 57 58 53 50 56 53 48 53 ** 56 47 46
Born 1927-1942 54 58 52 59 56 60 57 53 58 56 50 56 ** 53 53 51
Born 1911-1926 56 58 54 58 56 59 56 51 57 52 51 52 ** 54 53 46
Born 1895-1910 59 59 58 60 59 60 47 51 60 63 58 63 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 62 61 60 80 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 48 48 44 45 46 46 45 41 46 42 39 42 ** 38 33 27
Independents & Apolitical 53 56 53 56 54 55 52 48 51 53 50 51 ** 49 49 41
Republicans (incl leaners) 68 71 71 74 72 75 69 67 70 69 67 70 ** 73 67 66
  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals 47 47 42 46 46 48 45 38 42 39 38 41 ** 33 31 25
Moderates 56 57 53 57 56 58 57 51 54 52 50 55 ** 52 46 41
Conservatives 62 63 64 68 65 69 62 60 66 64 61 63 ** 69 63 61

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


table 2B.2.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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(Table generated: 04NOV15)