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


  % 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 61 63 74 ** ** ** 78 ** 80 ** 71 ** 79 ** 78 69 72 72 77 70 74 82 73 82 81 66 60
Females 54 51 60 ** ** ** 71 ** 76 ** 64 ** 77 ** 68 64 63 61 67 64 70 80 67 75 76 68 62
  '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 59 58 67 ** ** ** 75 ** 79 ** 70 ** 79 ** 74 69 69 68 74 66 73 80 71 80 80 69 61
Black non-Hispanic 29 40 54 ** ** ** 69 ** 66 ** 43 ** 68 ** 61 58 56 59 63 63 63 84 66 62 73 63 64
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** 64 ** 66 ** 54 ** 75 ** 74 53 66 54 62 71 74 79 65 76 75 61 54
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** 75 ** 84 ** 69 ** 76 ** 71 46 54 76 71 58 74 86 66 77 84 74 67
  '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. 35 39 50 ** ** ** 57 ** 59 ** 35 ** 50 ** 42 39 42 39 47 44 51 72 33 48 54 43 43
High School Diploma 62 58 68 ** ** ** 75 ** 78 ** 65 ** 75 ** 68 60 62 60 66 61 64 74 63 72 73 58 56
Some College, no Degree 78 74 84 ** ** ** 84 ** 86 ** 80 ** 86 ** 82 78 74 79 77 69 76 84 71 80 80 69 60
College Degree/ Post-grad 81 85 86 ** ** ** 88 ** 91 ** 87 ** 94 ** 90 81 83 83 86 83 88 92 88 90 91 82 70
  '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 28 31 39 ** ** ** 54 ** 62 ** 43 ** 60 ** 53 49 50 52 60 57 62 78 57 ** 66 58 58
Income 17-33 Percentile 50 53 49 ** ** ** 69 ** 73 ** 57 ** 71 ** 66 67 64 55 64 61 67 71 65 ** 73 65 54
Income 34-67 Percentile 62 61 67 ** ** ** 76 ** 80 ** 71 ** 82 ** 76 66 68 72 75 68 70 81 70 ** 80 66 60
Income 68-95 Percentile 71 68 82 ** ** ** 86 ** 84 ** 79 ** 90 ** 84 80 79 75 81 74 82 86 80 ** 85 73 66
Income 96-100 Percentile 78 75 93 ** ** ** 89 ** 92 ** 81 ** 85 ** 84 85 73 71 84 78 87 93 81 ** 89 90 70
  '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 75 75 87 ** ** ** 83 ** 88 ** 81 ** 89 ** 89 78 79 79 84 79 84 88 80 ** 87 ** **
White Collar 64 61 71 ** ** ** 83 ** 83 ** 75 ** 80 ** 72 66 69 70 72 64 73 85 69 ** 80 ** **
Blue Collar 55 53 70 ** ** ** 69 ** 72 ** 64 ** 72 ** 67 57 60 56 64 63 64 71 61 ** 73 ** **
Unskilled 44 52 46 ** ** ** 70 ** 66 ** 34 ** 73 ** 62 65 52 78 63 46 58 73 65 ** 71 ** **
Farmers 35 38 46 ** ** ** 76 ** 77 ** 51 ** 74 ** 58 66 57 63 66 62 55 89 58 ** 66 ** **
Housewives 54 51 54 ** ** ** 69 ** 72 ** 58 ** 74 ** 63 66 59 69 62 60 65 83 73 ** 72 ** **
  '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 58 54 68 ** ** ** 71 ** 77 ** 69 ** 80 ** 75 66 70 70 76 64 76 81 70 75 79 63 59
Non-Union Households 56 57 65 ** ** ** 75 ** 78 ** 66 ** 77 ** 72 66 66 65 71 67 71 81 70 78 78 68 62
  '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 49 49 56 ** ** ** 69 ** 78 ** 60 ** 77 ** 69 63 64 59 70 63 71 81 68 75 80 67 64
Nonsouth 60 59 69 ** ** ** 76 ** 77 ** 69 ** 78 ** 74 67 68 69 73 68 72 80 71 79 78 68 60
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 85 57 75 79 64 75 75 63 55
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 81 ** 71 64 67 67 69 63 69 80 71 81 81 70 61
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 81 ** 81 ** 73 ** 80 ** 79 71 74 71 78 73 79 83 73 79 84 70 68
Born 1927-1942 64 64 68 ** ** ** 80 ** 81 ** 71 ** 83 ** 78 69 67 66 70 69 71 80 68 72 75 68 66
Born 1911-1926 63 58 72 ** ** ** 75 ** 77 ** 65 ** 77 ** 65 60 59 60 70 64 64 80 63 74 65 50 64
Born 1895-1910 53 55 66 ** ** ** 65 ** 70 ** 51 ** 59 ** 49 41 40 36 51 31 40 61 51 77 ** ** **
Born before 1895 39 44 47 ** ** ** 54 ** 59 ** 38 ** 67 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 57 57 64 ** ** ** 74 ** 77 ** 62 ** 78 ** 67 62 61 62 67 65 72 82 69 72 75 65 62
Independents 56 58 69 ** ** ** 71 ** 67 ** 68 ** 67 ** 71 63 62 51 62 58 64 74 61 61 65 55 47
Republicans (incl leaners) 61 61 72 ** ** ** 76 ** 83 ** 73 ** 81 ** 80 74 75 78 81 71 74 81 73 86 86 75 65
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 83 ** 74 ** 82 ** 75 64 65 77 74 73 82 84 82 79 79 73 64
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 83 ** 74 ** 78 ** 75 67 71 64 73 66 69 79 74 77 75 63 54
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 85 ** 78 ** 83 ** 85 74 78 76 79 73 77 86 70 85 86 75 66

    ___   (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.1.2
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)