The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Which Party More Likely to Favor a Strong Government 1964-2000
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Republicans'


  % OF GROUP: '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Males 10 ** 11 ** 19 ** 12 12 11 ** 12 ** 14 ** 10 ** ** ** 9
Females 6 ** 12 ** 18 ** 9 9 14 ** 11 ** 12 ** 9 ** ** ** 9
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Whites non-Hispanic 8 ** 12 ** 18 ** 10 10 13 ** 12 ** 13 ** 10 ** ** ** 8
Black non-Hispanic 4 ** 3 ** 15 ** 6 13 11 ** 8 ** 12 ** 9 ** ** ** 8
Hispanic ** ** 31 ** 33 ** 18 9 16 ** 14 ** 16 ** 9 ** ** ** 14
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** 0 ** 33 ** 26 20 12 ** 7 ** 14 ** 11 ** ** ** 12
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 5 ** 9 ** 14 ** 6 7 10 ** 10 ** 6 ** 5 ** ** ** 8
High School Diploma 9 ** 13 ** 17 ** 10 10 13 ** 10 ** 12 ** 9 ** ** ** 10
Some College, no Degree 7 ** 14 ** 23 ** 14 14 14 ** 15 ** 17 ** 15 ** ** ** 9
College Degree/ Post-grad 8 ** 8 ** 24 ** 13 12 11 ** 12 ** 14 ** 9 ** ** ** 5
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Income 0-16 Percentile 7 ** 10 ** 15 ** 6 11 13 ** 10 ** 12 ** 9 ** ** ** 8
Income 17-33 Percentile 9 ** 11 ** 16 ** 9 10 13 ** 9 ** 12 ** 8 ** ** ** 12
Income 34-67 Percentile 8 ** 11 ** 17 ** 11 11 14 ** 13 ** 14 ** 12 ** ** ** 9
Income 68-95 Percentile 8 ** 15 ** 24 ** 13 12 12 ** 12 ** 13 ** 11 ** ** ** 10
Income 96-100 Percentile 4 ** 5 ** 14 ** 7 11 9 ** 12 ** 12 ** 3 ** ** ** 7
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Professionals 13 ** 11 ** 24 ** 10 13 11 ** 10 ** 13 ** 11 ** ** ** 9
White Collar 7 ** 14 ** 24 ** 13 12 14 ** 14 ** 14 ** 13 ** ** ** 10
Blue Collar 9 ** 11 ** 17 ** 11 11 12 ** 12 ** 12 ** 8 ** ** ** 9
Unskilled 0 ** 11 ** 22 ** 12 10 18 ** 14 ** 13 ** 7 ** ** ** 6
Farmers 5 ** 8 ** 17 ** 4 0 11 ** 3 ** 14 ** 3 ** ** ** 8
Housewives 4 ** 12 ** 14 ** 7 7 13 ** 8 ** 10 ** 8 ** ** ** 10
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Union Households 7 ** 13 ** 17 ** 11 13 14 ** 14 ** 16 ** 7 ** ** ** 12
Non-Union Households 8 ** 11 ** 18 ** 10 9 12 ** 11 ** 12 ** 10 ** ** ** 9
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
South 7 ** 10 ** 16 ** 8 9 14 ** 11 ** 10 ** 9 ** ** ** 8
Nonsouth 8 ** 12 ** 19 ** 11 11 12 ** 12 ** 14 ** 10 ** ** ** 10
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 8 ** ** ** 14
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 11 16 ** 10 ** 15 ** 12 ** ** ** 6
Born 1943-1958 8 ** 15 ** 20 ** 12 11 14 ** 14 ** 13 ** 9 ** ** ** 10
Born 1927-1942 7 ** 13 ** 17 ** 11 10 10 ** 11 ** 9 ** 7 ** ** ** 10
Born 1911-1926 9 ** 12 ** 17 ** 8 10 11 ** 9 ** 13 ** 9 ** ** ** 5
Born 1895-1910 5 ** 8 ** 17 ** 7 10 13 ** 8 ** 12 ** 10 ** ** ** 0
Born before 1895 9 ** 10 ** 30 ** 6 8 33 ** 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Democrats (incl leaners) 6 ** 9 ** 18 ** 12 15 16 ** 15 ** 17 ** 13 ** ** ** 12
Independents 6 ** 15 ** 9 ** 9 3 10 ** 10 ** 4 ** 9 ** ** ** 4
Republicans (incl leaners) 11 ** 16 ** 22 ** 8 6 9 ** 8 ** 10 ** 7 ** ** ** 7
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Liberals ** ** ** ** 26 ** 18 16 18 ** 14 ** 24 ** 16 ** ** ** 12
Moderates ** ** ** ** 19 ** 10 12 14 ** 19 ** 14 ** 13 ** ** ** 6
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 20 ** 11 10 10 ** 9 ** 12 ** 7 ** ** ** 6

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 2B.7.2
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)