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


  % OF GROUP: '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Males 21 23 22 ** 44 16 21
Females 23 23 24 ** 43 15 15
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Whites non-Hispanic 21 22 23 ** 44 17 18
Black non-Hispanic 36 32 28 ** 44 8 14
Hispanic 19 19 19 ** 43 13 18
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 24 11 27 ** 31 18 10
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 20 21 18 ** 24 12 12
High School Diploma 22 22 21 ** 41 14 16
Some College, no Degree 21 24 26 ** 47 20 20
College Degree/ Post-grad 27 25 25 ** 51 16 17
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Income 0-16 Percentile 27 19 18 ** 35 15 14
Income 17-33 Percentile 23 26 26 ** 41 11 17
Income 34-67 Percentile 22 23 24 ** 47 14 16
Income 68-95 Percentile 20 22 22 ** 47 20 20
Income 96-100 Percentile 14 19 27 ** 50 19 20
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Professionals 23 26 25 ** 49 18 18
White Collar 25 23 25 ** 43 19 16
Blue Collar 22 22 22 ** 43 12 18
Unskilled 27 19 20 ** 41 16 10
Farmers 9 27 15 ** 24 21 20
Housewives 22 23 24 ** 42 20 17
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Union Households 29 25 28 ** 49 15 20
Non-Union Households 21 22 22 ** 43 16 17
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
South 21 19 20 ** 41 15 15
Nonsouth 23 25 25 ** 45 16 19
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** 33 8 11
Born 1959-1974 18 14 17 ** 40 14 17
Born 1943-1958 20 25 27 ** 48 18 21
Born 1927-1942 28 26 22 ** 48 18 16
Born 1911-1926 27 25 25 ** 39 13 15
Born 1895-1910 20 20 24 ** 30 11 15
Born before 1895 0 ** ** ** ** ** **
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Democrats (incl leaners) 35 30 32 ** 51 9 13
Independents 17 20 23 ** 43 15 20
Republicans (incl leaners) 10 15 14 ** 35 24 23
  '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96
Liberals 34 31 30 ** 61 7 12
Moderates 25 23 28 ** 45 13 18
Conservatives 15 22 20 ** 41 24 25

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4E.5.3
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)