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Do People in Government Waste Tax Money 1958-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Not very Much'


  % OF GROUP: '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 11 ** ** 7 ** 5 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 3 ** 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 3
Females 9 ** ** 6 ** 3 4 2 1 3 2 2 2 4 ** 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 2 1 3
  '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 10 ** ** 5 ** 4 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 ** 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 2
Black non-Hispanic 19 ** ** 19 ** 8 6 4 1 7 5 7 7 7 ** 5 4 4 9 7 4 4 9 6 3 8
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** 14 7 0 0 5 11 5 8 2 ** 8 6 5 3 1 8 7 3 5 3 7
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** 0 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 ** 6 4 2 0 1 5 3 7 6 4 3
  '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. 12 ** ** 9 ** 6 3 5 2 6 5 4 4 10 ** 6 5 6 9 1 5 6 0 6 5 9
High School Diploma 10 ** ** 6 ** 4 4 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 ** 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 3 2 4
Some College, no Degree 8 ** ** 5 ** 3 4 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 ** 2 1 1 1 0 4 1 1 2 1 2
College Degree/ Post-grad 8 ** ** 6 ** 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 ** 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 2
  '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 15 ** ** 10 ** 7 4 4 4 10 3 6 6 6 ** 7 4 6 6 4 5 5 ** 7 1 7
Income 17-33 Percentile 12 ** ** 6 ** 4 4 2 1 3 3 1 4 4 ** 2 3 2 0 2 5 1 ** 1 3 3
Income 34-67 Percentile 12 ** ** 7 ** 4 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 ** 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 ** 2 1 2
Income 68-95 Percentile 8 ** ** 5 ** 4 4 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 ** 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 ** 1 0 2
Income 96-100 Percentile 4 ** ** 2 ** 2 0 3 0 1 1 3 1 2 ** 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 ** 0 2 2
  '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 8 ** ** 3 ** 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 ** 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 ** 1 ** **
White Collar 9 ** ** 7 ** 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 ** 1 1 1 0 0 4 3 ** 1 ** **
Blue Collar 12 ** ** 8 ** 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 4 ** 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 ** 1 ** **
Unskilled 13 ** ** 16 ** 5 4 3 0 9 0 2 0 5 ** 2 7 0 0 0 7 7 ** 0 ** **
Farmers 15 ** ** 17 ** 13 6 2 3 8 5 0 7 2 ** 7 1 6 0 6 7 0 ** 8 ** **
Housewives 9 ** ** 5 ** 3 4 2 1 3 2 3 2 7 ** 3 2 4 2 2 4 5 ** 9 ** **
  '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 12 ** ** 8 ** 3 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 ** 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3
Non-Union Households 10 ** ** 6 ** 4 4 2 1 3 2 2 2 4 ** 3 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 2 1 3
  '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 11 ** ** 8 ** 5 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 5 ** 4 3 3 3 3 5 3 6 3 1 3
Nonsouth 10 ** ** 6 ** 4 4 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 ** 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 3
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 5
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 4 0 10 2 6 3 1 5
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 3 4 4 4 ** 4 2 3 2 1 4 3 4 1 1 3
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** 5 ** 9 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 ** 2 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 2
Born 1927-1942 13 ** ** 7 ** 3 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 ** 4 2 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2
Born 1911-1926 8 ** ** 6 ** 1 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 4 ** 2 3 1 5 1 3 3 4 9 2 9
Born 1895-1910 10 ** ** 7 ** 7 4 3 2 6 2 4 5 6 ** 1 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 ** ** **
Born before 1895 12 ** ** 5 ** 6 4 4 2 2 8 0 17 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 10 ** ** 9 ** 6 3 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 ** 3 2 2 3 1 4 3 4 2 2 5
Independents 10 ** ** 5 ** 1 6 4 1 3 1 2 1 7 ** 3 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 1 4
Republicans (incl leaners) 10 ** ** 3 ** 2 3 2 2 3 0 2 2 3 ** 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 1
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 ** 3 1 2 1 1 6 2 4 1 1 3
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 ** 2 2 2 2 1 3 7 2 2 2 5
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 ** 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 2

    ___   (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 5A.3.3
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)