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U.S. Should Not Concern Itself with World Problems 1956-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Agree'


  % OF GROUP: '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 24 21 15 ** ** ** 20 ** 18 ** 24 ** 17 ** 19 27 25 25 22 28 25 17 26 18 19 33 39
Females 25 26 21 ** ** ** 25 ** 21 ** 28 ** 18 ** 28 31 32 33 30 33 28 19 30 24 22 28 37
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 24 23 18 ** ** ** 22 ** 18 ** 24 ** 17 ** 24 27 27 28 24 31 26 19 27 19 19 29 38
Black non-Hispanic 36 34 20 ** ** ** 28 ** 31 ** 45 ** 22 ** 26 35 37 34 33 34 35 16 32 37 26 34 35
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** 21 ** 27 ** 34 ** 18 ** 20 34 28 41 34 26 25 19 31 24 24 36 45
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 ** 16 ** 23 ** 12 ** 29 50 45 20 28 39 26 14 30 22 14 24 31
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 38 34 30 ** ** ** 38 ** 36 ** 49 ** 37 ** 45 51 48 48 47 50 43 27 67 49 45 46 55
High School Diploma 22 22 16 ** ** ** 22 ** 19 ** 28 ** 20 ** 28 35 34 36 31 36 35 25 34 27 26 40 43
Some College, no Degree 10 13 6 ** ** ** 14 ** 12 ** 16 ** 11 ** 17 20 22 19 22 29 23 16 27 19 20 28 39
College Degree/ Post-grad 10 7 7 ** ** ** 11 ** 7 ** 10 ** 5 ** 9 15 16 14 12 16 11 7 12 9 8 17 29
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 36 35 36 ** ** ** 42 ** 34 ** 43 ** 29 ** 38 44 41 40 36 38 36 21 41 ** 33 37 41
Income 17-33 Percentile 30 27 25 ** ** ** 28 ** 24 ** 35 ** 25 ** 30 28 33 41 33 37 32 29 35 ** 26 34 44
Income 34-67 Percentile 22 21 17 ** ** ** 21 ** 18 ** 25 ** 15 ** 20 31 29 25 23 29 28 18 29 ** 20 32 39
Income 68-95 Percentile 18 18 10 ** ** ** 12 ** 14 ** 18 ** 8 ** 15 19 19 22 17 25 17 13 17 ** 13 26 33
Income 96-100 Percentile 10 11 6 ** ** ** 9 ** 5 ** 12 ** 9 ** 14 13 27 29 16 19 10 7 19 ** 10 10 28
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 15 16 7 ** ** ** 15 ** 10 ** 15 ** 9 ** 10 19 19 19 15 20 15 11 18 ** 13 ** **
White Collar 18 25 14 ** ** ** 16 ** 14 ** 20 ** 16 ** 25 30 26 26 24 32 26 14 30 ** 18 ** **
Blue Collar 27 24 17 ** ** ** 27 ** 24 ** 30 ** 24 ** 28 37 36 39 33 35 35 28 36 ** 26 ** **
Unskilled 37 16 35 ** ** ** 30 ** 34 ** 56 ** 25 ** 33 31 39 19 35 49 36 27 35 ** 29 ** **
Farmers 42 40 39 ** ** ** 20 ** 19 ** 38 ** 22 ** 35 28 36 34 32 36 45 11 42 ** 34 ** **
Housewives 24 25 23 ** ** ** 26 ** 24 ** 31 ** 16 ** 32 30 37 25 34 32 34 17 25 ** 28 ** **
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 25 25 16 ** ** ** 25 ** 21 ** 26 ** 16 ** 22 30 27 26 22 34 23 18 28 25 18 35 40
Non-Union Households 25 23 19 ** ** ** 22 ** 19 ** 26 ** 18 ** 24 29 30 30 27 30 28 18 28 21 21 30 37
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 30 28 25 ** ** ** 28 ** 19 ** 31 ** 19 ** 26 31 32 33 27 33 28 18 31 24 20 30 35
Nonsouth 23 22 16 ** ** ** 21 ** 20 ** 25 ** 17 ** 23 28 28 28 25 29 26 19 27 20 21 30 39
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 49
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 15 39 25 19 34 25 25 36 44
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 14 ** 24 30 30 28 30 35 30 19 27 19 19 28 38
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 16 ** 18 ** 23 ** 17 ** 19 25 23 25 20 25 21 17 25 20 15 26 32
Born 1927-1942 18 17 14 ** ** ** 17 ** 16 ** 23 ** 13 ** 18 27 29 31 27 28 26 18 28 26 23 29 33
Born 1911-1926 21 22 15 ** ** ** 22 ** 20 ** 27 ** 17 ** 30 33 35 35 26 31 35 19 36 25 34 45 29
Born 1895-1910 28 26 22 ** ** ** 31 ** 26 ** 35 ** 30 ** 44 48 50 54 39 54 58 39 49 23 ** ** **
Born before 1895 38 32 28 ** ** ** 43 ** 35 ** 54 ** 33 ** 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 26 23 19 ** ** ** 23 ** 21 ** 30 ** 18 ** 29 33 35 34 30 32 27 18 30 27 23 33 37
Independents 25 21 21 ** ** ** 25 ** 27 ** 26 ** 22 ** 23 29 29 35 34 35 34 23 35 37 35 39 51
Republicans (incl leaners) 22 23 16 ** ** ** 22 ** 15 ** 21 ** 16 ** 18 24 22 20 17 27 26 18 25 13 14 24 34
  '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 16 ** 21 ** 16 ** 24 32 30 20 23 23 17 15 16 21 20 25 35
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 14 ** 20 ** 16 ** 23 28 25 32 24 33 31 20 24 22 23 34 46
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 13 ** 17 ** 13 ** 13 24 21 22 20 25 22 14 29 14 14 24 33

    ___   (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 4D.1.1
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)