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Occupation of Respondent 1952-2004

  '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
Professional: 15 ** 16 18 16 ** 19 ** 20 21 20 22 21 25 25 25 24 26 26 24 28 26 29 29 32 ** 30
White Collar: 11 ** 10 11 14 ** 13 ** 14 14 15 16 17 16 18 20 23 21 22 20 21 22 21 23 24 ** 25
Blue Collar : 20 ** 25 30 32 ** 30 ** 31 31 32 34 34 35 35 33 34 35 34 37 34 36 37 32 31 ** 31
Unskilled : 11 ** 6 3 2 ** 2 ** 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 ** 3
Farmers : 7 ** 6 5 6 ** 5 ** 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 2 2 1 2 ** 2
Housewives : 36 ** 36 34 30 ** 31 ** 30 28 28 23 22 20 16 17 13 13 12 12 11 10 8 13 9 ** 8
N   1774   1747 1803 1913   1544   1500 1472 2608 2422 2757 2224 1534 1364 2187 2093 1971 1915 2369 1696 1640 1142 1716   1168

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 1A.5
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: Retired persons have former occupation represented; in 1972-1976, if
retirees are also working, and if current job is related to former
occupation, then current job is represented.

Open-end texts for Respondent occupation have not yet been coded
into release data codes for the ANES 2008 or 2012 Time Series
studies. Open-end master codes and coding procedures are under
review.

This question is variable VCF0115 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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