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Voter Registration 1952-2012

  '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
Nonvoter, Not Registered: 20 ** 18 ** 16 ** 14 ** 15 ** 16 ** 20 28 21 23 18 26 20 30 18 24 14 19 15 14 11 14 9
Nonvoter, Registered : 7 ** 9 ** 5 ** 8 ** 9 ** 10 ** 9 17 7 17 8 21 10 23 7 20 13 28 12 23 13 9 17
Voted (Registered) : 73 ** 73 ** 79 ** 78 ** 76 ** 74 ** 72 55 71 60 74 53 70 47 75 56 73 52 73 63 77 78 74
N   1714   1762   1829   1450   1391   1151   2403 2292 1407 1406 1989 2174 1773 1979 2256 1795 1503 1272 1537 1309 1059 2105 5819

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 6A.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1952-1976,1980: "Now how about the election this November. (1952-1964:
Do you know if you are; 1968-1980: Are you) registered/eligible so
that you could vote in the November election if you wanted to?"
1952,1978,1982-LATER: "Were you registered to vote in this election?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: 1972 Form II respondents were not asked about registration; Form II
nonvoters are not represented.
For 1952 cases without pre-election interviews, post-election
registration data have been used.

2012 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

This question is variable VCF0703 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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