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Average Feelings Toward Parties 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
Democratic Party : .1 ** .5 .5 .5 ** .4 ** -.2 ** .1 ** .2 .1 .2 .3 .3 .2 .3 .2 .3 -.3 .2 ** .4 ** .3
Republican Party : .1 ** .1 -.3 .1 ** -.2 ** 0 ** -.2 ** -.3 0 0 -.3 0 -.1 0 -.4 -.4 0 -.1 ** -.1 ** -.2
Net Pro Dem. - Pro Rep. : 0 ** .4 .8 .4 ** .6 ** -.1 ** .2 ** .5 .2 .2 .6 .3 .4 .2 .6 .6 -.3 .4 ** .4 ** .4

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2B.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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FOR EXPLANATION OF SCALE SEE NOTE BELOW

QUESTION TEXT:

"Is there anything in particular that you like about the Democratic
party? What is that? Anything else?"
"Is there anything in particular that you don't like about the
Democratic party? What is that? Anything else?"
"Is there anything in particular that you like about the Republican
party? What is that? Anything else?"
"Is there anything in particular that you don't like about the
Republican party? What is that? Anything else?"


Graph of Average for:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:


 
 
NOTE: Affect (feelings) toward the Democratic Party is the number of
Democratic party 'likes' minus the number of Democratic party
'dislikes.'
Affect (feelings) toward the Republican Party is the number of
Republican Party 'likes' minus the number of Republican Party
'dislikes.'
The Net affect (Pro Dem. - Pro Rep.) toward parties is the
difference between two sums: the sum of Democratic party 'likes'
and Republican party 'dislikes' MINUS the sum of Democratic party
'dislikes' and Republican party 'likes.'

Open-end 'likes-dislikes' texts 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 VCF0316 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: 11NOV15)


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