Important Differences Between 2 Parties 1952 -2016

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  '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 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
No Difference 41
(724)
** ** ** 43
(789)
** 44
(641)
56
(718)
44
(589)
** 44
(485)
** 42
(1212)
** 34
(473)
** 30
(288)
44
(470)
35
(613)
48
(471)
35
(785)
42
(757)
35
(253)
41
(528)
33
(512)
** 20
(208)
** 21
(437)
** 18
(1010)
** 16
(582)
Yes, a Difference 50
(876)
** ** ** 50
(915)
** 55
(797)
40
(517)
52
(700)
** 46
(513)
** 47
(1349)
** 58
(816)
** 63
(610)
48
(516)
60
(1056)
45
(444)
60
(1350)
50
(899)
64
(465)
56
(718)
64
(993)
** 76
(803)
** 78
(1635)
** 81
(4405)
** 83
(3024)
Don't Know, Depends 9
(157)
** ** ** 6
(114)
** 1
(11)
4
(53)
4
(58)
** 10
(115)
** 10
(299)
** 8
(117)
** 8
(78)
9
(93)
6
(104)
6
(61)
5
(117)
7
(131)
2
(12)
3
(33)
2
(38)
** 5
(49)
** 2
(35)
** 1
(52)
** 1
(22)
N 1757 0 0 0 1818 0 1449 1288 1347 0 1113 0 2860 0 1406 0 976 1079 1773 976 2252 1787 730 1279 1543 0 1060 0 2107 0 5467 0 3628

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 2B.4.
Source: VCF0501 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
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Percent among demographic groups who responded:

No Difference
Yes, a Difference
DK

Question Text:

"Do you think there are any important differences in what the Republicans and Democrats stand for?"

Note:

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

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