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Strength of Partisanship 1952- 2012

with 2012 percentages by mode

  '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 F12 W12
Independent : 9 11 13 11 12 12 9 13 12 14 15 18 15 16 15 13 13 14 12 12 13 12 10 12 13 9 10 11 14 10 16
Leaning Independent: 17 15 15 12 13 13 15 16 19 18 22 22 22 24 22 19 23 21 25 24 27 25 26 24 28 28 29 29 24 33 19
Weak Partisan : 39 40 37 39 39 40 38 43 40 39 39 35 39 37 37 38 35 37 32 34 32 33 34 34 27 33 28 28 28 23 30
Strong Partisan : 35 35 36 38 36 35 38 28 30 29 25 26 24 23 26 30 29 28 31 30 29 30 30 29 31 31 33 32 34 33 35
N   1784 1130 1757 1808 1911 1287 1550 1278 1553 1501 2694 2505 2850 2283 1612 1411 2236 2166 2032 1966 2474 1787 1710 1276 1797 1488 1197 2293 5894 2039 3856

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


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