The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Liberal-Conservative Self-Identification 1972- 2012

with 2012 percentages by mode

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 F12 W12
Extremely Liberal : 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3
Liberal : 7 11 7 8 6 6 7 6 6 7 8 6 7 7 9 12 9 10 10 10 10
Slightly Liberal : 10 8 8 10 9 8 9 11 9 8 10 7 10 9 9 9 8 9 11 9 12
Moderate, Middle of Road: 27 26 25 27 20 22 23 28 22 24 23 26 24 28 23 22 25 22 32 24 36
Slightly Conservative : 15 12 12 14 13 13 14 15 15 14 15 14 15 15 12 10 12 12 14 13 15
Conservative : 10 12 11 11 13 12 13 13 14 10 13 19 15 13 15 21 16 17 18 16 19
Extremely Conservative : 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 5
DK, Haven't Thought : 28 27 33 27 36 36 30 25 30 33 27 24 25 23 27 22 25 25 8 23 -
N   2155 2478 2839 2284 1565 1400 2229 2170 2035 1967 2483 1783 1712 1280 849 1490 1211 2319 5870 2046 3824

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


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