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Have Economic Policies of Federal Government Made Things Better/Worse 1984-1996
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Made Better'


  % OF GROUP: '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Males 42 31 26 ** 5 19 24
Females 32 19 15 ** 3 16 22
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Whites non-Hispanic 40 27 22 ** 4 17 23
Black non-Hispanic 9 11 11 ** 4 24 24
Hispanic 31 22 20 ** 4 19 24
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 37 44 12 ** 10 15 22
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 13 11 12 ** 7 10 29
High School Diploma 31 19 15 ** 4 14 19
Some College, no Degree 45 31 24 ** 3 21 22
College Degree/ Post-grad 51 36 30 ** 4 24 32
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Income 0-16 Percentile 20 12 15 ** 5 14 25
Income 17-33 Percentile 27 19 12 ** 3 19 22
Income 34-67 Percentile 40 23 21 ** 3 18 21
Income 68-95 Percentile 47 34 25 ** 5 19 25
Income 96-100 Percentile 61 48 33 ** 3 21 35
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Professionals 46 34 26 ** 4 24 29
White Collar 38 26 22 ** 3 17 22
Blue Collar 29 20 17 ** 4 17 21
Unskilled 22 25 12 ** 2 6 23
Farmers 42 8 29 ** 6 18 26
Housewives 35 18 12 ** 3 7 14
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Union Households 31 24 17 ** 3 19 28
Non-Union Households 38 25 21 ** 4 17 22
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
South 32 21 19 ** 6 16 24
Nonsouth 38 26 20 ** 3 18 23
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** 17 11 18
Born 1959-1974 37 26 21 ** 4 15 21
Born 1943-1958 43 28 22 ** 4 22 24
Born 1927-1942 35 29 19 ** 4 16 23
Born 1911-1926 29 15 16 ** 2 19 29
Born 1895-1910 23 6 19 ** 7 12 22
Born before 1895 33 ** ** ** ** ** **
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Democrats (incl leaners) 19 15 10 ** 2 24 33
Independents 33 21 16 ** 3 13 17
Republicans (incl leaners) 59 39 33 ** 7 12 12
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Liberals 31 23 15 ** 2 38 35
Moderates 32 23 18 ** 3 19 25
Conservatives 56 34 31 ** 7 14 19

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4E.5.1
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)