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Interest in Current Campaign 1952-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Somewhat Interested'


  % OF GROUP: '52 '54 '56 '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 33 ** 39 34 38 38 36 37 38 42 39 ** 40 46 42 43 45 46 47 45 44 45 48 50 48 53 39 39 40
Females 35 ** 40 32 36 38 37 43 42 43 42 ** 44 43 46 46 48 43 48 46 44 48 52 47 51 53 48 42 45
  '52 '54 '56 '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 34 ** 39 34 38 38 37 41 40 42 42 ** 43 46 45 44 48 46 47 46 44 48 51 48 49 54 42 40 41
Black non-Hispanic 32 ** 40 22 29 41 32 37 47 46 33 ** 36 39 39 44 38 39 45 45 41 41 47 48 56 49 52 37 44
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 38 57 44 ** 43 35 38 50 50 39 49 46 48 45 51 52 47 57 41 42 47
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50 25 50 63 ** 63 44 50 27 38 33 55 36 44 38 45 54 49 50 41 67 44
  '52 '54 '56 '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. 31 ** 31 24 29 31 35 32 37 37 33 ** 31 27 28 25 32 30 36 36 38 36 45 35 46 26 43 37 51
High School Diploma 39 ** 42 37 44 42 39 43 43 45 43 ** 46 43 44 44 46 41 48 43 48 44 49 46 50 51 40 41 44
Some College, no Degree 30 ** 47 42 40 39 30 45 41 47 42 ** 48 51 47 53 53 51 50 50 46 53 57 51 54 57 50 42 45
College Degree/ Post-grad 25 ** 49 32 26 37 35 42 36 39 44 ** 34 55 52 44 50 52 45 50 36 47 46 52 45 57 42 40 38
  '52 '54 '56 '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 25 ** 32 25 30 31 34 36 37 42 35 ** 35 32 37 46 41 34 40 47 44 40 45 40 48 ** 37 44 48
Income 17-33 Percentile 33 ** 39 30 37 26 39 44 39 37 41 ** 41 43 42 43 43 46 43 43 44 45 42 47 52 ** 51 44 40
Income 34-67 Percentile 42 ** 41 39 43 43 38 39 45 43 45 ** 47 49 42 46 48 47 51 44 44 49 53 49 49 ** 40 40 44
Income 68-95 Percentile 35 ** 42 35 37 43 35 44 39 47 43 ** 44 52 52 47 50 47 51 48 45 51 55 52 56 ** 43 38 39
Income 96-100 Percentile 26 ** 47 35 24 21 33 33 41 31 33 ** 35 46 53 31 60 51 40 51 43 40 48 52 35 ** 41 40 35
  '52 '54 '56 '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 25 ** 39 33 34 ** 31 ** 39 40 41 ** 39 49 48 43 49 46 47 50 41 48 49 48 47 ** 43 ** **
White Collar 39 ** 44 32 37 ** 34 ** 45 44 43 ** 47 51 47 50 50 49 48 48 45 53 54 51 54 ** 50 ** **
Blue Collar 36 ** 38 35 44 ** 39 ** 41 45 42 ** 42 40 42 41 43 41 46 41 47 43 48 42 51 ** 43 ** **
Unskilled 31 ** 37 13 24 ** 40 ** 37 29 36 ** 41 56 43 51 52 32 50 48 48 52 42 37 53 ** 33 ** **
Farmers 38 ** 37 30 30 ** 29 ** 37 41 35 ** 31 34 34 43 43 42 44 48 43 55 36 59 48 ** 27 ** **
Housewives 36 ** 40 33 35 ** 39 ** 41 42 41 ** 42 41 39 46 47 43 48 43 41 42 55 54 45 ** 39 ** **
  '52 '54 '56 '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 39 ** 41 33 38 ** 42 37 43 44 42 ** 44 48 46 42 48 45 49 49 48 49 55 47 51 50 43 36 44
Non-Union Households 32 ** 39 33 37 ** 35 42 40 42 41 ** 42 43 43 45 46 44 47 45 43 46 49 48 50 54 44 41 42
  '52 '54 '56 '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 28 ** 39 31 31 36 36 35 40 45 35 ** 36 39 38 39 42 41 44 40 42 44 49 46 50 52 45 39 41
Nonsouth 36 ** 40 33 39 38 37 42 40 42 43 ** 44 47 47 46 49 46 49 48 45 48 50 50 50 53 43 42 43
  '52 '54 '56 '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 49
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 77 46 53 47 60 52 46 49 45
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50 50 51 52 48 53 48 48 48 53 54 50 56 49 41 47
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 44 48 50 49 ** 52 49 51 48 51 45 51 49 48 49 52 46 50 56 42 34 39
Born 1927-1942 43 ** 47 36 46 45 41 45 45 46 42 ** 42 48 47 42 45 44 45 39 40 45 48 42 44 48 36 38 32
Born 1911-1926 40 ** 42 35 39 39 37 39 40 41 38 ** 38 40 37 40 37 41 39 40 35 42 39 46 44 42 33 27 15
Born 1895-1910 33 ** 40 30 35 32 32 37 33 37 34 ** 28 27 24 39 43 34 32 41 30 24 32 53 36 17 ** ** **
Born before 1895 24 ** 26 27 25 31 30 33 30 29 26 ** 34 38 33 13 25 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '52 '54 '56 '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) 37 ** 39 35 40 41 38 41 41 44 41 ** 43 45 44 45 46 44 47 46 43 48 52 50 53 53 45 40 45
Independents 28 ** 43 26 35 40 37 43 43 36 37 ** 44 37 40 31 42 34 40 33 39 41 35 40 37 41 43 37 46
Republicans (incl leaners) 34 ** 41 34 35 35 34 38 39 43 43 ** 40 49 46 48 50 48 50 49 47 48 52 49 50 57 42 44 38
  '52 '54 '56 '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 41 ** 45 47 43 40 47 48 48 47 40 47 51 49 48 55 33 37 42
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 44 ** 48 50 50 54 50 45 51 49 44 53 52 52 58 58 48 44 48
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 44 ** 40 48 48 46 47 50 50 48 43 45 52 48 43 54 42 40 38

    ___   (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.6.2
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)