The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

How to Use                                                                                            List of Tables



Which Party More Likely to Favor a Strong Government 1964-2000
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'No Difference/ Don't Know,No Interest'


  % OF GROUP: '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Males 49 ** 52 ** 62 ** 65 70 59 ** 67 ** 68 ** 69 ** ** ** 61
Females 63 ** 64 ** 69 ** 76 79 69 ** 77 ** 81 ** 81 ** ** ** 73
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Whites non-Hispanic 57 ** 59 ** 67 ** 71 74 62 ** 71 ** 75 ** 74 ** ** ** 66
Black non-Hispanic 52 ** 55 ** 60 ** 68 81 77 ** 84 ** 73 ** 80 ** ** ** 81
Hispanic ** ** 44 ** 50 ** 77 79 80 ** 80 ** 78 ** 82 ** ** ** 69
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** 75 ** 56 ** 50 80 88 ** 93 ** 82 ** 84 ** ** ** 67
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 70 ** 69 ** 71 ** 77 84 74 ** 85 ** 88 ** 84 ** ** ** 85
High School Diploma 59 ** 62 ** 70 ** 76 81 74 ** 78 ** 81 ** 81 ** ** ** 76
Some College, no Degree 46 ** 45 ** 55 ** 65 67 54 ** 66 ** 68 ** 73 ** ** ** 63
College Degree/ Post-grad 31 ** 41 ** 53 ** 56 57 46 ** 58 ** 64 ** 66 ** ** ** 56
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Income 0-16 Percentile 66 ** 68 ** 70 ** 75 81 75 ** 84 ** 81 ** 80 ** ** ** 83
Income 17-33 Percentile 62 ** 65 ** 61 ** 78 78 73 ** 77 ** 76 ** 81 ** ** ** 70
Income 34-67 Percentile 60 ** 59 ** 70 ** 72 75 62 ** 71 ** 74 ** 74 ** ** ** 67
Income 68-95 Percentile 47 ** 52 ** 61 ** 66 72 55 ** 68 ** 70 ** 71 ** ** ** 59
Income 96-100 Percentile 41 ** 42 ** 56 ** 53 55 49 ** 61 ** 71 ** 71 ** ** ** 43
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Professionals 39 ** 44 ** 53 ** 62 64 53 ** 62 ** 70 ** 69 ** ** ** 58
White Collar 56 ** 56 ** 59 ** 72 75 63 ** 70 ** 73 ** 72 ** ** ** 72
Blue Collar 59 ** 66 ** 69 ** 71 79 71 ** 78 ** 79 ** 81 ** ** ** 74
Unskilled 58 ** 44 ** 67 ** 70 78 67 ** 81 ** 79 ** 74 ** ** ** 85
Farmers 57 ** 58 ** 73 ** 83 86 61 ** 81 ** 71 ** 85 ** ** ** 72
Housewives 66 ** 65 ** 73 ** 80 79 71 ** 80 ** 84 ** 78 ** ** ** 64
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Union Households 58 ** 61 ** 70 ** 74 75 65 ** 74 ** 73 ** 81 ** ** ** 70
Non-Union Households 57 ** 58 ** 64 ** 70 75 64 ** 72 ** 76 ** 75 ** ** ** 68
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
South 61 ** 60 ** 67 ** 75 75 62 ** 73 ** 79 ** 78 ** ** ** 66
Nonsouth 56 ** 58 ** 65 ** 70 75 66 ** 73 ** 74 ** 75 ** ** ** 69
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 92 ** ** ** 76
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 77 78 ** 84 ** 79 ** 77 ** ** ** 71
Born 1943-1958 69 ** 58 ** 65 ** 72 75 67 ** 70 ** 72 ** 76 ** ** ** 63
Born 1927-1942 57 ** 59 ** 67 ** 69 73 54 ** 70 ** 77 ** 74 ** ** ** 61
Born 1911-1926 52 ** 56 ** 68 ** 67 77 67 ** 71 ** 76 ** 75 ** ** ** 72
Born 1895-1910 61 ** 62 ** 65 ** 77 75 64 ** 76 ** 78 ** 74 ** ** ** 100
Born before 1895 61 ** 59 ** 59 ** 77 72 67 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Democrats (incl leaners) 62 ** 63 ** 65 ** 70 76 70 ** 75 ** 75 ** 78 ** ** ** 78
Independents 71 ** 68 ** 85 ** 82 92 79 ** 82 ** 91 ** 84 ** ** ** 86
Republicans (incl leaners) 42 ** 47 ** 58 ** 67 63 51 ** 67 ** 71 ** 69 ** ** ** 50
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Liberals ** ** ** ** 49 ** 59 68 59 ** 74 ** 67 ** 73 ** ** ** 71
Moderates ** ** ** ** 68 ** 73 77 67 ** 66 ** 77 ** 75 ** ** ** 78
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 60 ** 61 63 49 ** 62 ** 66 ** 67 ** ** ** 46

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

Table 2B.7.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
Link to the ASCII text version of this table
NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)