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General Interest in Public Affairs 1964-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Only Now and Then'


  % OF GROUP: '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 13 14 15 ** 13 10 15 23 20 16 22 19 20 19 18 19 21 25 23 16 22 23
Females 20 20 21 ** 18 16 20 27 26 25 24 28 29 26 24 27 31 25 34 27 24 27
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites non-Hispanic 17 17 18 ** 15 13 18 25 23 21 22 24 24 23 20 22 26 24 26 22 22 26
Black non-Hispanic 14 23 20 ** 23 24 18 25 23 21 27 28 27 20 19 25 26 25 45 22 24 23
Hispanic ** 8 21 ** 15 8 26 32 20 23 25 23 36 24 24 31 31 34 35 35 26 29
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** 25 25 ** 7 29 14 32 47 27 35 21 28 18 38 16 22 11 28 16 29 8
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 23 19 23 ** 20 13 21 24 16 18 24 25 29 23 19 26 21 20 33 28 12 21
High School Diploma 18 22 22 ** 19 17 22 29 28 27 27 29 30 27 25 26 28 30 33 28 24 32
Some College, no Degree 11 10 13 ** 10 13 17 24 24 19 21 22 22 25 21 22 29 25 32 19 28 22
College Degree/ Post-grad 5 5 6 ** 6 6 6 15 14 13 15 16 17 11 14 17 21 16 19 15 19 16
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Income 0-16 Percentile 20 17 21 ** 19 18 25 29 24 22 27 26 30 23 20 23 28 24 42 ** 26 23
Income 17-33 Percentile 20 21 22 ** 19 18 21 27 25 27 23 32 28 27 26 28 27 28 33 ** 23 29
Income 34-67 Percentile 16 19 19 ** 17 14 20 27 26 22 25 25 26 20 22 24 26 27 26 ** 26 28
Income 68-95 Percentile 15 18 16 ** 13 10 15 24 22 17 19 19 24 24 19 20 26 24 25 ** 22 22
Income 96-100 Percentile 6 9 18 ** 11 6 8 14 16 15 14 22 22 23 22 8 17 18 21 ** 15 17
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals 10 ** 8 ** 9 8 10 20 17 15 18 17 19 15 16 17 21 19 24 ** 22 **
White Collar 16 ** 20 ** 12 20 20 27 28 25 24 24 28 27 25 29 27 24 31 ** 21 **
Blue Collar 20 ** 23 ** 20 15 21 28 23 23 24 27 28 26 24 23 30 26 31 ** 24 **
Unskilled 13 ** 35 ** 11 14 14 27 30 13 25 31 26 25 24 27 42 41 55 ** 38 **
Farmers 14 ** 15 ** 21 16 21 9 17 14 37 31 31 18 18 31 22 49 7 ** 27 **
Housewives 19 ** 22 ** 18 13 21 25 25 27 24 30 29 27 20 23 26 28 29 ** 23 **
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 20 20 22 ** 16 12 19 27 25 26 24 22 21 29 20 25 31 23 26 31 20 24
Non-Union Households 16 17 17 ** 16 14 18 24 23 20 23 25 27 22 21 23 25 25 30 20 24 25
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 13 14 13 ** 18 14 17 22 19 19 23 25 27 21 20 24 27 28 29 23 25 25
Nonsouth 18 19 20 ** 15 14 19 26 25 22 23 24 25 24 21 23 26 23 29 22 23 24
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 27 32 43 44 36 30 28
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 36 38 26 30 32 31 26 27 29 33 29 34 24 30 30
Born 1943-1958 24 23 24 ** 17 19 23 30 27 25 27 25 27 24 23 22 25 21 23 21 20 22
Born 1927-1942 17 22 18 ** 16 13 18 24 20 18 21 21 25 18 13 20 22 19 26 12 15 18
Born 1911-1926 16 15 20 ** 14 10 13 21 18 17 14 18 17 20 15 15 15 15 17 7 3 10
Born 1895-1910 18 14 17 ** 15 10 15 15 16 16 17 23 23 26 15 7 7 0 0 55 ** **
Born before 1895 19 16 14 ** 18 15 27 23 20 29 0 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 19 20 18 ** 15 13 18 25 23 20 25 26 26 22 20 26 29 24 30 22 23 26
Independents 18 17 30 ** 20 17 24 27 24 25 23 24 25 24 24 25 35 28 30 31 22 29
Republicans (incl leaners) 13 16 16 ** 15 13 16 24 24 21 21 22 25 24 21 19 21 25 28 20 24 21
  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals ** ** ** ** 7 14 17 25 22 15 18 23 22 15 14 22 26 21 28 25 16 24
Moderates ** ** ** ** 17 13 19 24 22 20 23 22 29 25 19 25 28 25 30 19 26 29
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 11 9 11 22 20 17 16 19 22 18 21 15 21 21 20 19 21 16

    ___   (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 6D.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)