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Care Who Wins Presidential Election 1952-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Don't Care, DK'


  % 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 31 ** 34 ** 32 ** 34 ** 34 ** 39 ** 42 ** 44 ** 34 ** 36 ** 25 ** 23 ** 22 ** 16 22 19
Females 35 ** 39 ** 37 ** 35 ** 36 ** 40 ** 44 ** 45 ** 36 ** 41 ** 25 ** 22 ** 26 ** 14 18 19
  '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 32 ** 36 ** 32 ** 36 ** 36 ** 40 ** 44 ** 46 ** 35 ** 39 ** 23 ** 23 ** 25 ** 13 21 19
Black non-Hispanic 40 ** 48 ** 58 ** 22 ** 23 ** 33 ** 33 ** 26 ** 32 ** 37 ** 29 ** 17 ** 24 ** 18 12 9
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 47 ** 48 ** 50 ** 42 ** 41 ** 38 ** 33 ** 23 ** 23 ** 16 23 23
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 ** 32 ** 69 ** 56 ** 51 ** 54 ** 40 ** 31 ** 20 ** 18 22 26
  '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. 42 ** 46 ** 42 ** 43 ** 38 ** 48 ** 45 ** 42 ** 41 ** 43 ** 34 ** 39 ** 45 ** 34 30 38
High School Diploma 30 ** 38 ** 35 ** 34 ** 35 ** 40 ** 47 ** 48 ** 39 ** 46 ** 30 ** 24 ** 29 ** 18 27 23
Some College, no Degree 18 ** 19 ** 25 ** 30 ** 33 ** 34 ** 39 ** 39 ** 32 ** 33 ** 23 ** 21 ** 22 ** 15 20 18
College Degree/ Post-grad 16 ** 22 ** 23 ** 25 ** 30 ** 30 ** 37 ** 41 ** 26 ** 26 ** 16 ** 17 ** 13 ** 6 11 13
  '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 44 ** 52 ** 47 ** 38 ** 39 ** 45 ** 44 ** 46 ** 39 ** 42 ** 32 ** 25 ** 35 ** 28 26 25
Income 17-33 Percentile 38 ** 40 ** 41 ** 40 ** 39 ** 40 ** 40 ** 43 ** 38 ** 41 ** 28 ** 27 ** 24 ** 16 21 22
Income 34-67 Percentile 32 ** 37 ** 35 ** 34 ** 32 ** 42 ** 47 ** 44 ** 34 ** 39 ** 24 ** 24 ** 27 ** 12 19 16
Income 68-95 Percentile 27 ** 30 ** 30 ** 29 ** 33 ** 35 ** 42 ** 45 ** 32 ** 34 ** 20 ** 18 ** 19 ** 7 17 17
Income 96-100 Percentile 14 ** 17 ** 10 ** 28 ** 28 ** 24 ** 30 ** 39 ** 21 ** 17 ** 13 ** 14 ** 11 ** 14 23 10
  '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 19 ** 27 ** 22 ** 30 ** 32 ** 31 ** 40 ** 39 ** 27 ** 33 ** 19 ** 17 ** 17 ** 9 ** **
White Collar 30 ** 35 ** 31 ** 26 ** 34 ** 36 ** 42 ** 41 ** 36 ** 40 ** 23 ** 20 ** 24 ** 13 ** **
Blue Collar 35 ** 39 ** 37 ** 37 ** 33 ** 43 ** 44 ** 46 ** 37 ** 45 ** 29 ** 27 ** 27 ** 18 ** **
Unskilled 43 ** 48 ** 36 ** 31 ** 42 ** 49 ** 52 ** 52 ** 48 ** 43 ** 40 ** 24 ** 34 ** 30 ** **
Farmers 36 ** 38 ** 41 ** 38 ** 33 ** 43 ** 45 ** 59 ** 41 ** 33 ** 28 ** 11 ** 31 ** 31 ** **
Housewives 35 ** 38 ** 39 ** 38 ** 38 ** 42 ** 45 ** 48 ** 38 ** 37 ** 30 ** 28 ** 30 ** 12 ** **
  '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 31 ** 39 ** 37 ** 28 ** 40 ** 41 ** 46 ** 44 ** 33 ** 39 ** 25 ** 21 ** 22 ** 10 19 19
Non-Union Households 34 ** 36 ** 34 ** 37 ** 33 ** 39 ** 43 ** 44 ** 36 ** 39 ** 25 ** 23 ** 25 ** 16 20 19
  '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 38 ** 42 ** 39 ** 38 ** 28 ** 41 ** 37 ** 41 ** 36 ** 40 ** 26 ** 21 ** 24 ** 15 19 18
Nonsouth 32 ** 35 ** 33 ** 33 ** 37 ** 39 ** 45 ** 45 ** 35 ** 38 ** 25 ** 23 ** 24 ** 15 21 19
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 31
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 ** 24 ** 34 ** 20 28 26
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50 ** 41 ** 48 ** 28 ** 28 ** 29 ** 16 18 19
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 35 ** 48 ** 44 ** 48 ** 50 ** 35 ** 38 ** 24 ** 18 ** 20 ** 12 18 13
Born 1927-1942 28 ** 40 ** 36 ** 34 ** 35 ** 38 ** 44 ** 40 ** 31 ** 32 ** 24 ** 19 ** 16 ** 11 13 9
Born 1911-1926 36 ** 37 ** 34 ** 33 ** 32 ** 37 ** 37 ** 39 ** 36 ** 37 ** 23 ** 18 ** 20 ** 16 18 16
Born 1895-1910 31 ** 34 ** 35 ** 36 ** 31 ** 38 ** 39 ** 42 ** 32 ** 41 ** 20 ** 26 ** 24 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 34 ** 40 ** 33 ** 37 ** 41 ** 46 ** 46 ** 17 ** 33 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '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) 34 ** 36 ** 37 ** 29 ** 35 ** 42 ** 38 ** 41 ** 32 ** 36 ** 23 ** 19 ** 19 ** 14 15 14
Independents 52 ** 61 ** 50 ** 65 ** 52 ** 62 ** 69 ** 73 ** 66 ** 72 ** 48 ** 46 ** 55 ** 43 49 45
Republicans (incl leaners) 23 ** 26 ** 24 ** 36 ** 28 ** 27 ** 39 ** 36 ** 29 ** 32 ** 20 ** 20 ** 20 ** 8 17 15
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 34 ** 41 ** 32 ** 26 ** 37 ** 17 ** 14 ** 17 ** 12 11 12
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 40 ** 47 ** 46 ** 42 ** 38 ** 23 ** 25 ** 27 ** 16 24 26
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 29 ** 31 ** 40 ** 24 ** 29 ** 18 ** 17 ** 15 ** 8 12 13

    ___   (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.7.1
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)