The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Race 1948-2016

  '48 '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
White non-Hispanic 91
(585)
90
(1618)
** 92
(1610)
91
(1643)
91
(1764)
91
(1175)
90
(1399)
88
(1138)
89
(1388)
89
(1340)
88
(2377)
89
(2232)
87
(2472)
85
(1964)
84
(1348)
85
(1204)
80
(1800)
78
(1694)
76
(1539)
76
(1503)
77
(1898)
77
(1352)
75
(1279)
75
(944)
74
(1322)
75
(1125)
70
(838)
73
(1678)
71
(4184)
69
(2934)
Black non-Hispanic 9
(60)
10
(171)
** 8
(146)
9
(162)
9
(172)
9
(111)
10
(159)
11
(136)
10
(149)
10
(145)
10
(267)
9
(224)
10
(293)
10
(232)
11
(183)
11
(151)
11
(248)
14
(314)
13
(259)
13
(254)
13
(311)
12
(205)
12
(204)
11
(140)
12
(211)
10
(157)
16
(185)
12
(268)
12
(706)
11
(462)
Hispanic - - ** - - - - - 1
(13)
1
(16)
1
(14)
2
(42)
2
(38)
2
(63)
3
(77)
4
(65)
3
(49)
7
(155)
6
(123)
8
(170)
8
(164)
9
(219)
10
(168)
10
(176)
12
(156)
9
(155)
8
(124)
9
(112)
10
(240)
11
(656)
12
(504)
Race oth/mult non-Hisp - - ** - - - - - 0
(4)
0
(4)
1
(8)
1
(19)
1
(17)
1
(19)
1
(25)
1
(18)
1
(11)
2
(45)
2
(40)
3
(56)
3
(53)
2
(52)
2
(36)
3
(46)
2
(25)
6
(104)
6
(96)
5
(54)
5
(107)
6
(340)
8
(340)
N 645 1789 0 1756 1805 1936 1286 1558 1291 1557 1507 2705 2511 2847 2298 1614 1415 2248 2171 2024 1974 2480 1761 1705 1265 1792 1502 1189 2293 5886 4240

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1A.3.

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Note:

This variable corresponds to the collapsed version of the race-ethnicity summary variable proposed with full documentation in the January 28, 2015 ANES Memo "Plan to update race & ethnicity variables on the ANES CDF".

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

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