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Care Who Wins Congressional Election 1966-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Not very Much/At All, DK'


  % OF GROUP: '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 37 ** 32 ** 39 ** 57 45 43 ** 46 ** 51 42 41 35 47 37 32 32 34
Females 46 ** 38 ** 46 ** 57 50 44 ** 48 ** 54 45 44 40 49 41 33 35 31
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites non-Hispanic 40 ** 35 ** 42 ** 57 46 44 ** 46 ** 52 42 41 38 49 38 33 32 32
Black non-Hispanic 52 ** 40 ** 50 ** 49 49 38 ** 44 ** 51 43 48 32 40 41 23 35 28
Hispanic 77 ** 43 ** 82 ** 73 75 65 ** 66 ** 59 54 54 42 51 43 42 40 38
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 50 ** 75 ** 59 ** 64 71 44 ** 55 ** 52 53 40 49 30 39 29 37 40
  '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. 58 ** 47 ** 55 ** 60 60 55 ** 55 ** 62 50 49 46 50 52 24 64 44
High School Diploma 44 ** 37 ** 48 ** 60 53 49 ** 53 ** 58 48 53 42 57 47 39 35 40
Some College, no Degree 26 ** 27 ** 31 ** 55 39 41 ** 43 ** 48 43 37 37 45 37 32 35 31
College Degree/ Post-grad 12 ** 14 ** 24 ** 46 35 28 ** 33 ** 39 33 25 28 35 25 24 24 23
  '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 58 ** 48 ** 54 ** 64 52 49 ** 53 ** 58 50 55 40 51 42 ** 43 42
Income 17-33 Percentile 45 ** 39 ** 43 ** 59 52 44 ** 47 ** 54 47 53 40 52 43 ** 36 32
Income 34-67 Percentile 42 ** 38 ** 44 ** 54 49 44 ** 49 ** 54 41 43 40 51 42 ** 30 32
Income 68-95 Percentile 35 ** 27 ** 35 ** 56 43 39 ** 41 ** 48 37 34 34 46 32 ** 31 30
Income 96-100 Percentile 21 ** 7 ** 28 ** 53 35 36 ** 35 ** 53 48 18 20 31 20 ** 27 29
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals ** ** 25 ** 34 ** 49 36 32 ** 34 ** 39 36 31 30 34 29 ** 27 **
White Collar ** ** 29 ** 37 ** 57 52 40 ** 48 ** 54 41 42 39 49 38 ** 35 **
Blue Collar ** ** 38 ** 49 ** 60 54 49 ** 53 ** 59 50 50 42 56 43 ** 37 **
Unskilled ** ** 54 ** 76 ** 73 45 49 ** 61 ** 53 50 61 39 64 64 ** 50 **
Farmers ** ** 41 ** 40 ** 48 52 58 ** 43 ** 51 51 39 16 69 55 ** 35 **
Housewives ** ** 43 ** 47 ** 59 49 51 ** 49 ** 54 42 46 44 52 47 ** 33 **
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 45 ** 34 ** 43 ** 59 51 43 ** 46 ** 53 42 42 35 48 38 37 30 31
Non-Union Households 41 ** 36 ** 43 ** 56 46 44 ** 47 ** 52 44 43 38 48 39 32 34 33
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 45 ** 40 ** 50 ** 54 47 41 ** 49 ** 51 43 44 37 49 39 26 31 31
Nonsouth 41 ** 34 ** 40 ** 58 48 45 ** 46 ** 53 44 43 38 48 39 36 35 34
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 62 63 54 67 60 54 45 44
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** 69 59 55 ** 59 ** 63 52 56 47 54 45 39 38 34
Born 1943-1958 46 ** 40 ** 50 ** 65 55 48 ** 51 ** 52 41 35 36 45 33 24 27 26
Born 1927-1942 43 ** 34 ** 40 ** 54 39 36 ** 41 ** 43 39 32 28 35 27 13 22 19
Born 1911-1926 36 ** 29 ** 35 ** 48 42 40 ** 31 ** 44 39 35 21 43 23 15 33 27
Born 1895-1910 41 ** 38 ** 44 ** 49 44 42 ** 46 ** 53 49 48 35 43 65 60 ** **
Born before 1895 57 ** 48 ** 38 ** 48 60 50 ** 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 45 ** 32 ** 38 ** 57 52 41 ** 43 ** 49 41 50 39 46 38 30 34 30
Independents 58 ** 48 ** 63 ** 71 65 69 ** 72 ** 78 60 62 55 69 69 52 52 60
Republicans (incl leaners) 29 ** 34 ** 39 ** 49 35 37 ** 44 ** 49 40 29 31 44 30 31 29 27
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals ** ** ** ** 33 ** 57 41 33 ** 43 ** 39 38 37 36 40 42 33 30 25
Moderates ** ** ** ** 43 ** 55 50 44 ** 45 ** 51 44 48 45 52 41 31 37 36
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 35 ** 47 35 32 ** 37 ** 44 35 28 25 38 25 22 21 23

    ___   (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.8.1
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)