The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Interest in Current Campaign 1952-2016

PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED : "Not Much Interested"

  '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 '16
Males 26 ** 26 35 19 21 23 27 19 19 23 ** 20 31 24 29 22 30 22 31 15 24 24 27 22 21 15 15 16 13
Females 31 ** 34 45 30 30 26 31 22 27 31 ** 22 36 27 30 27 36 27 35 20 28 26 34 25 31 18 16 17 15
White non-Hispanic 28 ** 30 39 23 25 25 29 21 23 27 ** 21 33 25 30 23 32 24 32 15 25 25 32 24 28 15 16 17 13
Black non-Hispanic 40 ** 40 53 42 33 20 35 19 26 30 ** 23 36 29 21 30 33 28 35 24 30 24 24 20 25 15 12 7 15
Hispanic ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 31 21 32 ** 26 52 35 38 31 42 30 38 25 32 23 31 31 28 29 17 20 16
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 25 50 50 21 ** 24 44 31 45 36 45 32 42 25 31 39 30 18 16 22 8 19 20
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 44 ** 46 56 41 43 39 44 36 36 42 ** 32 52 42 48 44 50 42 46 33 44 40 48 31 18 32 30 30 29
High School Diploma 22 ** 28 39 21 24 24 30 21 24 30 ** 24 39 31 34 31 42 32 40 22 34 32 39 31 33 23 23 21 20
Some College, no Degree 7 ** 12 21 10 13 16 14 10 13 16 ** 14 26 16 23 16 24 16 29 11 20 17 25 21 26 15 13 15 14
College Degree/ Post-grad 4 ** 13 22 15 9 8 9 6 8 8 ** 8 14 8 18 9 16 11 16 8 12 17 19 12 18 5 5 11 7
Income 0-16 Percentile 47 ** 47 57 40 40 36 43 36 35 39 ** 32 45 36 32 35 46 39 39 28 38 30 35 32 ** 27 24 18 18
Income 17-33 Percentile 35 ** 35 48 32 44 26 34 25 32 28 ** 23 40 33 30 31 37 30 37 22 30 34 39 25 ** 15 21 21 19
Income 34-67 Percentile 24 ** 30 36 21 22 25 30 16 26 30 ** 21 31 25 30 23 33 23 34 15 25 26 31 26 ** 18 14 16 15
Income 68-95 Percentile 20 ** 20 30 20 15 19 23 14 13 16 ** 16 27 18 25 18 26 17 27 10 19 19 26 16 ** 8 9 15 11
Income 96-100 Percentile 5 ** 14 32 14 11 12 13 14 9 12 ** 9 20 7 26 6 13 9 28 10 13 11 19 17 ** 12 7 13 5
Professionals 14 ** 19 29 12 ** 15 ** 12 15 15 ** 13 21 12 21 14 21 15 20 10 14 17 22 15 ** 10 ** ** **
White Collar 14 ** 24 37 18 ** 25 ** 15 19 26 ** 19 28 24 28 23 27 21 31 15 25 24 32 24 ** 14 ** ** **
Blue Collar 31 ** 33 40 24 ** 28 ** 26 26 30 ** 24 42 33 37 30 41 34 41 21 34 32 39 28 ** 19 ** ** **
Unskilled 42 ** 46 52 38 ** 31 ** 30 29 32 ** 34 36 43 36 35 54 31 43 30 34 34 49 37 ** 43 ** ** **
Farmers 34 ** 32 48 34 ** 38 ** 20 25 35 ** 28 41 47 34 39 42 26 31 25 30 28 37 23 ** 21 ** ** **
Housewives 32 ** 34 47 34 ** 26 ** 24 30 32 ** 23 38 31 29 29 42 26 36 22 32 26 30 32 ** 20 ** ** **
Union Households 26 ** 32 40 27 ** 25 34 22 24 28 ** 23 32 24 29 22 32 21 30 13 24 24 30 23 34 15 13 17 13
Non-Union Households 30 ** 30 41 24 ** 25 28 20 24 27 ** 21 34 27 30 26 34 26 34 18 27 26 32 24 25 17 16 16 14
South 37 ** 35 46 31 31 23 32 21 23 32 ** 22 35 28 32 29 36 29 39 21 27 27 33 23 25 15 17 16 14
Nonsouth 26 ** 29 39 23 24 26 29 21 24 26 ** 21 33 25 29 23 32 23 31 16 26 24 30 24 28 17 14 17 14
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 31 28
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 15 44 33 44 30 43 24 19 23 18
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 43 36 39 30 42 31 41 21 33 30 33 30 32 17 15 16 10
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 33 17 26 25 ** 24 39 28 30 25 36 23 31 13 21 22 28 20 20 12 15 11 9
Born 1927-1942 25 ** 32 46 23 26 24 28 18 22 26 ** 21 29 20 30 23 26 22 30 17 21 19 33 15 11 10 7 11 9
Born 1911-1926 28 ** 30 38 24 24 22 28 18 20 28 ** 17 28 23 25 22 26 22 26 18 23 23 20 20 16 28 24 13 4
Born 1895-1910 25 ** 27 40 24 25 26 29 25 26 32 ** 22 37 33 29 25 39 34 36 22 39 32 26 43 60 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 37 ** 39 41 31 35 33 36 40 38 39 ** 30 27 25 38 25 100 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Democrats (incl leaners) 29 ** 30 36 25 24 23 31 21 22 27 ** 18 33 27 26 24 32 23 30 16 28 24 27 21 25 17 15 14 12
Independents 45 ** 39 51 35 23 40 38 30 35 44 ** 34 52 39 56 43 55 48 59 35 46 54 52 48 47 32 37 33 28
Republicans 19 ** 25 40 19 24 22 23 16 21 20 ** 19 24 19 26 20 27 20 29 13 19 19 29 19 24 12 9 14 12
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 13 ** 12 27 17 20 14 27 17 22 11 22 22 25 18 26 16 9 12 10
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 24 ** 17 29 19 22 25 34 21 30 14 25 26 32 20 20 17 17 22 14
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 17 ** 13 23 14 21 16 21 15 22 11 17 14 24 18 22 10 7 12 10