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Shouldn't Vote if Doesn't Care About Outcome 1952-1992
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Disagree'


  % OF GROUP: '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Males 46 ** 52 ** 53 ** ** ** ** ** 53 ** 53 51 56 ** 41 ** 37 ** 41
Females 45 ** 53 ** 56 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 53 47 59 ** 43 ** 37 ** 42
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Whites non-Hispanic 47 ** 54 ** 55 ** ** ** ** ** 53 ** 54 50 59 ** 43 ** 39 ** 42
Black non-Hispanic 27 ** 35 ** 49 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 47 43 58 ** 39 ** 35 ** 38
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 45 41 41 ** 37 ** 30 ** 41
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 53 ** 42 44 56 ** 47 ** 26 ** 38
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 37 ** 38 ** 45 ** ** ** ** ** 51 ** 44 40 52 ** 31 ** 22 ** 25
High School Diploma 49 ** 57 ** 59 ** ** ** ** ** 52 ** 52 49 57 ** 39 ** 32 ** 35
Some College, no Degree 53 ** 64 ** 56 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 57 47 60 ** 49 ** 44 ** 48
College Degree/ Post-grad 66 ** 66 ** 60 ** ** ** ** ** 61 ** 60 58 65 ** 52 ** 46 ** 51
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Income 0-16 Percentile 34 ** 35 ** 45 ** ** ** ** ** 49 ** 44 40 55 ** 34 ** 29 ** 32
Income 17-33 Percentile 43 ** 50 ** 51 ** ** ** ** ** 46 ** 51 45 59 ** 38 ** 33 ** 38
Income 34-67 Percentile 40 ** 57 ** 61 ** ** ** ** ** 53 ** 52 52 56 ** 47 ** 35 ** 39
Income 68-95 Percentile 53 ** 57 ** 55 ** ** ** ** ** 60 ** 57 53 61 ** 47 ** 47 ** 50
Income 96-100 Percentile 67 ** 68 ** 63 ** ** ** ** ** 55 ** 71 59 65 ** 46 ** 47 ** 55
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Professionals 56 ** 64 ** 59 ** ** ** ** ** 60 ** 61 57 66 ** 52 ** 44 ** 50
White Collar 60 ** 62 ** 63 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 53 43 62 ** 47 ** 45 ** 44
Blue Collar 40 ** 48 ** 53 ** ** ** ** ** 49 ** 52 48 52 ** 34 ** 29 ** 36
Unskilled 31 ** 39 ** 49 ** ** ** ** ** 42 ** 41 44 48 ** 31 ** 36 ** 20
Farmers 42 ** 32 ** 45 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 53 43 70 ** 39 ** 24 ** 35
Housewives 45 ** 54 ** 52 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 52 47 59 ** 41 ** 32 ** 37
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Union Households 43 ** 54 ** 56 ** ** ** ** ** 53 ** 55 55 59 ** 45 ** 37 ** 45
Non-Union Households 46 ** 52 ** 54 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 52 47 58 ** 42 ** 37 ** 41
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
South 30 ** 40 ** 47 ** ** ** ** ** 51 ** 46 44 56 ** 39 ** 28 ** 38
Nonsouth 50 ** 57 ** 57 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 55 50 59 ** 44 ** 41 ** 43
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 8
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 27 35 ** 32 ** 27 ** 36
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43 ** 42 41 52 ** 45 ** 39 ** 46
Born 1927-1942 38 ** 57 ** 59 ** ** ** ** ** 58 ** 59 54 62 ** 50 ** 41 ** 45
Born 1911-1926 43 ** 50 ** 56 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 62 57 66 ** 41 ** 42 ** 39
Born 1895-1910 48 ** 54 ** 52 ** ** ** ** ** 58 ** 56 55 69 ** 36 ** 33 ** 34
Born before 1895 49 ** 50 ** 50 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 55 48 60 ** 25 ** ** ** **
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Democrats (incl leaners) 42 ** 52 ** 53 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 53 49 61 ** 45 ** 39 ** 42
Independents 55 ** 55 ** 47 ** ** ** ** ** 44 ** 44 38 44 ** 38 ** 28 ** 31
Republicans (incl leaners) 52 ** 58 ** 61 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 58 54 60 ** 42 ** 38 ** 44
  '52 '54 '56 '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 52 ** 52 49 60 ** 49 ** 41 ** 51
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 59 ** 58 56 66 ** 46 ** 40 ** 45
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 59 52 59 ** 45 ** 43 ** 41

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 5D.1.2
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)