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Power of the Federal Government 1964-2000
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      '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 26 29 21 30 27 ** 22 33 26 ** 37 ** 36 ** 34 ** ** ** 32
Females 41 39 36 40 36 ** 38 52 44 ** 53 ** 55 ** 50 ** ** ** 53
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Whites non-Hispanic 33 33 28 36 31 ** 29 40 32 ** 41 ** 43 ** 39 ** ** ** 40
Black non-Hispanic 38 50 44 37 37 ** 45 65 56 ** 63 ** 58 ** 54 ** ** ** 62
Hispanic ** 46 38 29 28 ** 46 59 71 ** 71 ** 63 ** 60 ** ** ** 54
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** 25 50 38 33 ** 39 44 59 ** 79 ** 64 ** 51 ** ** ** 40
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 45 44 39 43 41 ** 46 57 50 ** 66 ** 63 ** 53 ** ** ** 62
High School Diploma 35 35 30 36 35 ** 34 49 42 ** 50 ** 55 ** 50 ** ** ** 52
Some College, no Degree 20 24 23 29 21 ** 22 36 29 ** 38 ** 40 ** 39 ** ** ** 40
College Degree/ Post-grad 19 20 15 26 18 ** 17 23 21 ** 31 ** 32 ** 32 ** ** ** 32
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Income 0-16 Percentile 44 46 40 44 42 ** 47 54 49 ** 56 ** 57 ** 54 ** ** ** 61
Income 17-33 Percentile 35 35 36 38 32 ** 37 51 36 ** 51 ** 52 ** 49 ** ** ** 46
Income 34-67 Percentile 34 35 28 36 33 ** 31 38 33 ** 41 ** 45 ** 42 ** ** ** 41
Income 68-95 Percentile 29 29 21 30 25 ** 20 37 30 ** 40 ** 38 ** 35 ** ** ** 36
Income 96-100 Percentile 25 23 15 31 21 ** 11 27 24 ** 25 ** 42 ** 33 ** ** ** 20
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Professionals 20 ** 16 31 21 ** 20 30 27 ** 33 ** 37 ** 34 ** ** ** 34
White Collar 24 ** 30 35 24 ** 31 47 39 ** 42 ** 46 ** 42 ** ** ** 47
Blue Collar 37 ** 31 35 35 ** 31 47 39 ** 51 ** 51 ** 47 ** ** ** 49
Unskilled 47 ** 22 42 48 ** 31 46 40 ** 57 ** 54 ** 39 ** ** ** 53
Farmers 31 ** 25 29 31 ** 40 37 29 ** 47 ** 49 ** 50 ** ** ** 22
Housewives 44 ** 37 41 39 ** 42 50 40 ** 56 ** 59 ** 48 ** ** ** 48
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Union Households 36 34 30 38 32 ** 28 46 36 ** 46 ** 45 ** 44 ** ** ** 39
Non-Union Households 33 34 29 35 32 ** 32 42 36 ** 45 ** 48 ** 43 ** ** ** 45
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
South 36 34 29 32 31 ** 38 45 38 ** 52 ** 55 ** 49 ** ** ** 43
Nonsouth 34 35 29 37 32 ** 29 43 36 ** 43 ** 44 ** 40 ** ** ** 44
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 77 ** ** ** 62
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 56 62 ** 61 ** 56 ** 51 ** ** ** 46
Born 1943-1958 35 35 30 40 34 ** 32 45 41 ** 44 ** 45 ** 40 ** ** ** 39
Born 1927-1942 36 36 30 32 30 ** 27 39 26 ** 44 ** 43 ** 37 ** ** ** 36
Born 1911-1926 33 34 25 33 29 ** 27 44 30 ** 40 ** 46 ** 38 ** ** ** 42
Born 1895-1910 32 31 32 39 34 ** 42 45 36 ** 49 ** 49 ** 43 ** ** ** 90
Born before 1895 36 38 36 43 36 ** 43 40 44 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Democrats (incl leaners) 36 35 32 35 31 ** 33 47 41 ** 49 ** 50 ** 47 ** ** ** 51
Independents 45 42 26 38 41 ** 34 51 46 ** 54 ** 57 ** 47 ** ** ** 58
Republicans (incl leaners) 25 28 24 35 27 ** 27 32 25 ** 39 ** 41 ** 36 ** ** ** 31
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Liberals ** ** ** ** 18 ** 19 38 28 ** 41 ** 43 ** 40 ** ** ** 45
Moderates ** ** ** ** 27 ** 26 41 31 ** 37 ** 45 ** 37 ** ** ** 46
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 24 ** 17 26 27 ** 32 ** 36 ** 32 ** ** ** 25

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4A.1.3
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)