The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Conservatism Index 1964-2016

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 '16
Average Score on Index 51 52 52 54 53 52 52 ** 54 52 51 51 54 51 51 54 53 51 51 52 52 51 53 51

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 3.3.

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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Average Score on Index

Note:

From 0-100 thermometer scores. In the final thermometer data, scores of 97 to 100 are collapsed to 97.

In 1964, 1966 and 1968, DK was scored as 50.

2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

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