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


  % OF GROUP: '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Males 37 46 52 ** 51 65 55
Females 45 57 61 ** 53 68 63
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Whites non-Hispanic 39 51 55 ** 52 66 59
Black non-Hispanic 54 57 62 ** 52 68 63
Hispanic 50 59 61 ** 53 68 59
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 39 44 62 ** 59 67 68
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 67 68 70 ** 70 79 59
High School Diploma 47 59 63 ** 55 72 64
Some College, no Degree 33 45 49 ** 50 59 58
College Degree/ Post-grad 23 39 45 ** 45 59 51
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Income 0-16 Percentile 53 68 67 ** 61 70 61
Income 17-33 Percentile 51 55 61 ** 56 70 61
Income 34-67 Percentile 39 54 55 ** 50 68 64
Income 68-95 Percentile 33 44 53 ** 48 61 55
Income 96-100 Percentile 25 33 40 ** 47 60 44
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Professionals 31 41 49 ** 46 58 53
White Collar 37 51 53 ** 54 64 62
Blue Collar 49 59 62 ** 53 71 62
Unskilled 51 56 67 ** 57 78 67
Farmers 49 65 56 ** 70 61 54
Housewives 43 59 64 ** 54 73 69
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Union Households 40 50 55 ** 48 66 52
Non-Union Households 41 53 57 ** 53 67 61
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
South 47 60 61 ** 53 69 62
Nonsouth 39 49 55 ** 52 66 58
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** 50 81 71
Born 1959-1974 45 60 62 ** 56 71 62
Born 1943-1958 37 46 52 ** 47 60 55
Born 1927-1942 37 45 58 ** 48 65 60
Born 1911-1926 44 60 59 ** 59 68 56
Born 1895-1910 57 74 57 ** 64 77 63
Born before 1895 67 ** ** ** ** ** **
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Democrats (incl leaners) 47 55 58 ** 47 67 55
Independents 51 58 61 ** 54 72 64
Republicans (incl leaners) 32 47 54 ** 58 64 65
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Liberals 36 46 55 ** 37 55 52
Moderates 43 55 54 ** 52 68 58
Conservatives 29 44 50 ** 52 62 56

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4E.5.2
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)