The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Elections Make the Government Pay Attention 1964-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Not Much'


  % OF GROUP: '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 7 9 9 9 7 12 11 9 12 ** 22 ** 17 ** 11 ** 14 12 14 9 6 13 23
Females 6 9 8 8 8 11 10 11 13 ** 19 ** 18 ** 11 ** 17 13 13 8 9 9 21
  '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 7 10 9 7 7 11 10 10 12 ** 19 ** 15 ** 11 ** 16 12 13 7 5 10 23
Black non-Hispanic 6 3 5 18 11 16 9 12 17 ** 20 ** 30 ** 16 ** 10 19 14 21 17 13 15
Hispanic ** 23 0 17 11 8 15 9 14 ** 21 ** 21 ** 7 ** 16 11 17 12 4 14 20
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** 0 0 0 0 41 34 8 18 ** 39 ** 22 ** 18 ** 22 15 10 4 9 11 24
  '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. 8 15 14 14 11 19 17 14 20 ** 23 ** 27 ** 13 ** 23 18 29 23 25 31 29
High School Diploma 5 8 7 8 7 11 10 12 14 ** 22 ** 20 ** 14 ** 18 17 17 12 8 13 25
Some College, no Degree 9 3 8 7 5 8 9 7 9 ** 18 ** 16 ** 10 ** 14 10 9 6 7 11 22
College Degree/ Post-grad 6 4 4 1 6 6 5 3 9 ** 16 ** 9 ** 7 ** 9 6 9 4 4 6 18
  '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 10 14 13 19 10 16 13 16 19 ** 22 ** 24 ** 15 ** 16 15 20 ** 14 15 25
Income 17-33 Percentile 5 10 9 12 10 14 12 11 13 ** 21 ** 20 ** 14 ** 16 17 16 ** 6 12 25
Income 34-67 Percentile 5 10 8 8 7 8 9 9 12 ** 18 ** 17 ** 9 ** 19 13 14 ** 7 10 22
Income 68-95 Percentile 7 6 7 5 5 10 8 8 8 ** 19 ** 12 ** 10 ** 11 10 7 ** 5 9 21
Income 96-100 Percentile 4 1 6 0 5 1 5 5 12 ** 13 ** 11 ** 6 ** 8 4 10 ** 3 9 15
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 7 ** 7 5 7 8 9 7 9 ** 18 ** 14 ** 9 ** 10 8 9 ** 5 ** **
White Collar 3 ** 8 8 6 7 6 9 10 ** 22 ** 17 ** 10 ** 21 13 15 ** 6 ** **
Blue Collar 8 ** 10 11 8 14 12 12 15 ** 20 ** 19 ** 15 ** 15 18 19 ** 9 ** **
Unskilled 6 ** 5 24 11 14 20 7 10 ** 24 ** 33 ** 13 ** 23 23 13 ** 16 ** **
Farmers 11 ** 16 14 11 16 10 5 10 ** 26 ** 24 ** 6 ** 20 0 13 ** 3 ** **
Housewives 5 ** 7 7 8 12 12 12 14 ** 18 ** 16 ** 12 ** 21 12 12 ** 9 ** **
  '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 5 11 8 10 8 12 11 11 13 ** 20 ** 17 ** 9 ** 18 10 10 10 7 10 21
Non-Union Households 7 8 9 8 7 11 10 10 12 ** 20 ** 18 ** 12 ** 15 13 14 9 7 11 22
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 6 10 9 9 7 12 12 12 11 ** 20 ** 20 ** 13 ** 15 11 13 12 8 11 22
Nonsouth 7 9 8 8 8 11 10 9 13 ** 20 ** 16 ** 10 ** 16 13 14 7 7 11 22
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 21
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 ** 18 14 15 9 8 9 23
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 8 7 ** 19 ** 17 ** 13 ** 19 13 14 10 7 12 22
Born 1943-1958 14 10 9 13 5 9 8 9 13 ** 18 ** 15 ** 10 ** 12 13 13 6 4 10 21
Born 1927-1942 6 6 8 5 7 11 12 10 9 ** 22 ** 16 ** 12 ** 12 11 10 8 11 12 24
Born 1911-1926 5 9 7 5 8 11 12 10 16 ** 23 ** 21 ** 11 ** 17 12 19 10 11 15 15
Born 1895-1910 6 7 11 10 11 16 10 10 13 ** 22 ** 25 ** 12 ** 30 14 0 57 ** ** **
Born before 1895 13 25 13 18 10 14 8 20 10 ** 25 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 4 10 8 10 8 11 10 10 13 ** 20 ** 20 ** 10 ** 14 10 13 10 11 10 20
Independents 12 12 13 10 10 19 15 16 18 ** 24 ** 24 ** 21 ** 23 21 23 29 17 17 36
Republicans (incl leaners) 9 5 7 5 5 7 9 7 9 ** 18 ** 12 ** 10 ** 16 13 11 3 1 10 20
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals ** ** ** ** 6 12 6 8 12 ** 17 ** 16 ** 7 ** 12 12 6 6 11 6 19
Moderates ** ** ** ** 7 7 6 7 12 ** 23 ** 16 ** 11 ** 18 10 8 7 8 12 28
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 7 12 10 8 10 ** 18 ** 13 ** 12 ** 12 11 9 5 2 11 19

    ___   (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 5C.2.1
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)