The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Respondent's Social Class, Self-Identification 1956- 2012

with 2012 percentages by mode

  '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 F12 W12
Average Working : 52 52 - ** - 47 44 44 44 43 43 42 41 42 42 - 42 45 42 42 ** ** 39 ** 38 41 37 36 37
Working, NA Avg. or Upper: 2 1 67 ** 59 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 51 2 1 2 1 ** ** 1 ** 1 1 0 0 0
Upper Working : 9 7 - ** - 10 10 9 10 11 9 10 10 10 9 - 9 8 8 8 ** ** 8 ** 8 10 8 8 8
Average Middle : 30 30 - ** - 30 33 35 35 34 34 36 37 36 38 - 35 36 36 37 ** ** 38 ** 37 39 43 41 43
Middle, NA Avg. or Upper : 0 1 33 ** 41 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 49 2 1 1 1 ** ** 1 ** 1 0 0 1 0
Upper Middle : 7 9 - ** - 8 11 10 9 10 11 11 10 9 10 - 11 9 10 12 ** ** 13 ** 15 10 12 13 12
N   1694 1755 1861   1499 1247 1495 1452 2614 2384 2745 2206 1501 1354 2173 2081 1938 1921 2394 1740     1721   1150 2149 5566 1746 3820

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
F12 indicates 2012 face-to-face mode only
W12 indicates 2012 Web mode only


Table 1A.8_
 
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