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Care Who Wins Congressional Election 1966-2008
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Very Much, Pretty Much'


  % OF GROUP: '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 63 ** 68 ** 61 ** 43 55 57 ** 54 ** 49 58 59 65 53 63 68 68 66
Females 54 ** 62 ** 54 ** 43 50 56 ** 52 ** 46 55 56 60 51 59 67 65 69
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites non-Hispanic 60 ** 65 ** 59 ** 43 54 56 ** 54 ** 48 58 59 62 51 62 67 68 68
Black non-Hispanic 48 ** 60 ** 50 ** 51 51 62 ** 56 ** 49 57 52 68 60 59 77 65 72
Hispanic 23 ** 57 ** 18 ** 27 25 35 ** 34 ** 41 46 46 58 49 57 58 60 62
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 50 ** 25 ** 41 ** 36 29 56 ** 45 ** 48 47 60 51 70 61 71 63 60
  '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. 42 ** 53 ** 45 ** 40 40 45 ** 45 ** 38 50 51 54 50 48 76 36 56
High School Diploma 56 ** 63 ** 52 ** 40 47 51 ** 47 ** 42 52 47 58 43 53 61 65 60
Some College, no Degree 74 ** 73 ** 69 ** 45 61 59 ** 57 ** 52 57 63 63 55 63 68 65 69
College Degree/ Post-grad 88 ** 86 ** 76 ** 54 65 72 ** 67 ** 61 67 75 72 65 75 76 76 77
  '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 42 ** 52 ** 46 ** 36 48 51 ** 47 ** 42 50 45 60 49 58 ** 57 58
Income 17-33 Percentile 55 ** 61 ** 57 ** 41 48 56 ** 53 ** 46 53 47 60 48 57 ** 64 68
Income 34-67 Percentile 58 ** 62 ** 56 ** 46 51 56 ** 51 ** 46 59 57 60 49 58 ** 70 68
Income 68-95 Percentile 65 ** 73 ** 65 ** 44 57 61 ** 59 ** 52 63 66 66 54 68 ** 69 70
Income 96-100 Percentile 79 ** 93 ** 72 ** 47 65 64 ** 65 ** 47 52 82 81 69 80 ** 73 72
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals ** ** 75 ** 66 ** 51 64 68 ** 66 ** 61 64 69 70 66 71 ** 73 **
White Collar ** ** 71 ** 63 ** 43 48 60 ** 52 ** 46 59 58 61 51 62 ** 65 **
Blue Collar ** ** 62 ** 51 ** 40 46 51 ** 47 ** 41 50 50 58 44 57 ** 63 **
Unskilled ** ** 46 ** 24 ** 27 55 51 ** 39 ** 47 50 39 61 36 36 ** 50 **
Farmers ** ** 59 ** 60 ** 52 48 42 ** 57 ** 49 49 61 84 31 45 ** 65 **
Housewives ** ** 57 ** 53 ** 41 51 49 ** 51 ** 46 58 54 56 48 53 ** 67 **
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 55 ** 66 ** 57 ** 41 49 57 ** 54 ** 47 58 58 65 52 62 63 70 69
Non-Union Households 60 ** 64 ** 57 ** 44 54 56 ** 53 ** 48 56 57 62 52 61 68 66 67
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 55 ** 60 ** 50 ** 46 53 59 ** 51 ** 49 57 56 63 51 61 74 69 69
Nonsouth 59 ** 66 ** 60 ** 42 52 55 ** 54 ** 47 56 57 62 52 61 64 65 66
  '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 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 37 46 33 40 46 55 56
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** 31 41 45 ** 41 ** 37 48 44 53 46 55 61 62 66
Born 1943-1958 54 ** 60 ** 50 ** 35 45 52 ** 49 ** 48 59 65 64 55 67 76 73 74
Born 1927-1942 57 ** 66 ** 60 ** 46 61 64 ** 59 ** 57 61 68 72 65 73 87 78 81
Born 1911-1926 64 ** 71 ** 65 ** 52 58 60 ** 69 ** 56 61 65 79 57 77 85 67 73
Born 1895-1910 59 ** 62 ** 56 ** 51 56 58 ** 54 ** 47 51 52 65 57 35 40 ** **
Born before 1895 43 ** 52 ** 62 ** 52 40 50 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Democrats (incl leaners) 55 ** 68 ** 62 ** 43 48 59 ** 57 ** 51 59 50 61 54 62 70 67 70
Independents 42 ** 52 ** 37 ** 29 35 31 ** 28 ** 22 40 38 45 31 31 48 48 40
Republicans (incl leaners) 71 ** 66 ** 61 ** 51 65 63 ** 56 ** 51 60 71 69 56 70 69 71 73
  '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Liberals ** ** ** ** 67 ** 43 59 67 ** 57 ** 61 62 63 64 60 58 67 70 75
Moderates ** ** ** ** 57 ** 45 50 56 ** 55 ** 49 56 52 55 48 59 69 63 64
Conservatives ** ** ** ** 65 ** 53 65 68 ** 63 ** 56 65 72 75 62 75 78 79 77

    ___   (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.8.2
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)