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Which Party Best Able to Handle Most Important Problem 1972-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Democrats'


  % OF GROUP: '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 26 ** 34 17 10 27 21 23 21 ** 38 13 20 26 24 ** ** ** 30
Females 21 ** 34 17 10 31 26 24 25 ** 39 18 26 27 29 ** ** ** 36
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 20 ** 31 14 7 26 22 21 19 ** 37 14 22 22 25 ** ** ** 26
Black non-Hispanic 53 ** 66 43 29 59 45 38 38 ** 53 25 36 50 40 ** ** ** 64
Hispanic 21 ** 52 24 14 31 24 24 33 ** 37 20 25 32 26 ** ** ** 47
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 57 ** 0 23 7 9 14 13 51 ** 34 15 2 28 34 ** ** ** 29
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 24 ** 41 24 20 37 28 30 27 ** 42 24 22 40 18 ** ** ** 47
High School Diploma 21 ** 35 17 9 31 23 23 23 ** 39 14 24 22 26 ** ** ** 33
Some College, no Degree 27 ** 30 16 8 26 23 23 22 ** 39 15 21 31 25 ** ** ** 32
College Degree/ Post-grad 29 ** 28 15 9 25 26 21 24 ** 38 18 25 27 32 ** ** ** 33
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 26 ** 43 22 17 34 35 30 29 ** 45 19 36 22 33 ** ** ** 40
Income 17-33 Percentile 21 ** 40 21 10 35 28 25 31 ** 44 21 24 30 29 ** ** ** 37
Income 34-67 Percentile 22 ** 36 17 10 32 25 22 24 ** 40 16 21 27 24 ** ** ** 31
Income 68-95 Percentile 25 ** 30 12 6 24 19 22 18 ** 33 11 18 27 28 ** ** ** 30
Income 96-100 Percentile 18 ** 13 10 1 21 10 12 14 ** 32 11 22 24 29 ** ** ** 31
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 23 ** 26 15 9 24 25 22 24 ** 41 16 25 27 29 ** ** ** **
White Collar 29 ** 36 17 8 23 22 20 22 ** 37 17 29 25 28 ** ** ** **
Blue Collar 25 ** 40 20 11 37 25 27 23 ** 41 14 19 33 24 ** ** ** **
Unskilled 47 ** 41 15 16 32 24 25 23 ** 43 25 29 17 20 ** ** ** **
Farmers 12 ** 30 23 4 30 19 16 21 ** 24 5 6 4 19 ** ** ** **
Housewives 19 ** 31 14 10 26 22 20 24 ** 36 12 10 19 23 ** ** ** **
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 25 ** 43 21 11 36 29 31 27 ** 44 22 29 36 30 ** ** ** 36
Non-Union Households 23 ** 31 16 9 27 22 21 23 ** 38 14 22 25 26 ** ** ** 32
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 23 ** 35 17 12 31 24 21 24 ** 37 13 24 26 26 ** ** ** 33
Nonsouth 24 ** 33 17 9 28 24 24 23 ** 40 17 23 27 27 ** ** ** 33
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 44
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 33 19 35 20 21 ** ** ** 31
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** 19 13 24 26 19 23 ** 34 15 18 22 23 ** ** ** 33
Born 1943-1958 31 ** 36 15 8 29 23 23 25 ** 39 17 24 29 29 ** ** ** 33
Born 1927-1942 22 ** 28 17 11 29 23 25 21 ** 38 13 25 30 32 ** ** ** 29
Born 1911-1926 21 ** 34 18 11 34 26 28 22 ** 47 18 28 35 34 ** ** ** 34
Born 1895-1910 16 ** 40 22 9 23 20 23 21 ** 39 9 38 32 0 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 19 ** 28 17 25 0 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 38 ** 54 30 17 49 44 40 42 ** 61 28 38 45 47 ** ** ** 64
Independents 9 ** 21 4 4 8 12 7 9 ** 26 8 0 7 8 ** ** ** 12
Republicans (incl leaners) 9 ** 11 2 2 4 5 7 6 ** 13 4 7 7 6 ** ** ** 4
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals 44 ** 57 25 20 51 46 37 43 ** 62 38 50 46 51 ** ** ** 64
Moderates 24 ** 32 16 8 32 24 22 25 ** 40 14 18 26 29 ** ** ** 35
Conservatives 13 ** 18 11 5 15 12 17 13 ** 23 8 11 14 15 ** ** ** 11

    ___   (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 2B.3.1
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)