The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Average Feeling Thermometer Rating Toward Liberals and Conservatives by Mode 1964-2016


  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '12F '12W '14 '16 '16F '16W
Liberals 53 50 51 43 54 54 52 ** 52 46 56 53 52 55 51 50 52 52 54 51 55 ** 55 ** 47 52 44 ** 51 52 52
Conservatives 57 56 57 53 61 61 59 ** 62 53 60 58 61 60 56 61 60 56 59 58 61 ** 60 ** 54 57 53 ** 56 57 55

F indicates face-to-face mode only
W indicates web/Internet mode only
Table 3.2. by Mode