The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

School Prayer (1), yes/no 1964-1984

PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED : "Allow Prayer in School"

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Males 70 73 67 ** ** ** ** ** 54 ** 48
Females 79 77 78 ** ** ** ** ** 64 ** 58
White non-Hispanic 74 74 72 ** ** ** ** ** 59 ** 53
Black non-Hispanic 88 89 89 ** ** ** ** ** 71 ** 68
Hispanic ** 62 69 ** ** ** ** ** 45 ** 40
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** 25 25 ** ** ** ** ** 59 ** 49
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 78 81 80 ** ** ** ** ** 79 ** 63
High School Diploma 76 79 79 ** ** ** ** ** 66 ** 60
Some College, no Degree 72 65 63 ** ** ** ** ** 52 ** 51
College Degree/ Post-grad 66 58 55 ** ** ** ** ** 39 ** 38
Income 0-16 Percentile 79 81 83 ** ** ** ** ** 71 ** 62
Income 17-33 Percentile 77 79 75 ** ** ** ** ** 64 ** 60
Income 34-67 Percentile 74 75 75 ** ** ** ** ** 58 ** 53
Income 68-95 Percentile 75 72 68 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 49
Income 96-100 Percentile 68 66 57 ** ** ** ** ** 29 ** 51
Professionals 68 ** 64 ** ** ** ** ** 51 ** 45
White Collar 75 ** 74 ** ** ** ** ** 61 ** 54
Blue Collar 75 ** 75 ** ** ** ** ** 64 ** 57
Unskilled 81 ** 90 ** ** ** ** ** 59 ** 52
Farmers 74 ** 73 ** ** ** ** ** 66 ** 66
Housewives 78 ** 79 ** ** ** ** ** 66 ** 61
Union Households 72 77 75 ** ** ** ** ** 59 ** 51
Non-Union Households 76 75 73 ** ** ** ** ** 60 ** 55
South 89 89 84 ** ** ** ** ** 70 ** 68
Nonsouth 70 71 70 ** ** ** ** ** 56 ** 48
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 33 ** 44
Born 1943-1958 65 63 63 ** ** ** ** ** 52 ** 49
Born 1927-1942 73 72 71 ** ** ** ** ** 63 ** 63
Born 1911-1926 75 77 75 ** ** ** ** ** 72 ** 58
Born 1895-1910 75 81 79 ** ** ** ** ** 72 ** 65
Born before 1895 79 75 80 ** ** ** ** ** 90 ** 0
Democrats (incl leaners) 74 74 74 ** ** ** ** ** 62 ** 50
Independents 64 69 73 ** ** ** ** ** 50 ** 51
Republicans 79 78 73 ** ** ** ** ** 61 ** 59
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 40 ** 39
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 58 ** 52
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 62 ** 59