The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Education 1948-2016

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Grade Sch./Some High Sch 44
(292)
41
(740)
37
(416)
31
(542)
31
(550)
30
(584)
28
(359)
25
(388)
26
(337)
23
(359)
25
(368)
20
(539)
18
(448)
17
(476)
12
(274)
12
(194)
11
(159)
11
(242)
9
(194)
10
(199)
10
(188)
8
(193)
6
(98)
5
(81)
6
(72)
4
(78)
3
(52)
5
(56)
2
(55)
2
(125)
1
(51)
High School Diploma 40
(266)
44
(788)
46
(517)
50
(882)
49
(887)
48
(937)
48
(622)
51
(802)
50
(647)
50
(769)
51
(763)
51
(1374)
51
(1263)
50
(1423)
53
(1207)
51
(824)
46
(644)
48
(1073)
48
(1026)
48
(957)
50
(975)
46
(1106)
49
(856)
47
(802)
44
(565)
44
(790)
44
(659)
41
(500)
41
(943)
38
(2236)
37
(1562)
Some College, no Degree 15
(100)
8
(148)
12
(136)
11
(189)
10
(189)
12
(234)
12
(154)
13
(198)
14
(178)
14
(221)
13
(195)
16
(435)
17
(436)
18
(526)
19
(445)
21
(331)
24
(345)
25
(554)
23
(502)
22
(450)
21
(406)
23
(565)
25
(448)
27
(456)
28
(351)
28
(505)
28
(423)
29
(346)
29
(667)
30
(1764)
31
(1309)
College Degree/ Post-grad 0
(0)
6
(114)
6
(66)
8
(141)
10
(176)
10
(194)
12
(156)
11
(174)
10
(123)
13
(203)
12
(174)
13
(354)
14
(349)
15
(430)
16
(366)
16
(261)
19
(265)
17
(374)
20
(430)
20
(397)
19
(378)
23
(559)
20
(360)
22
(372)
23
(288)
24
(426)
24
(364)
26
(310)
28
(647)
29
(1721)
31
(1313)
N 658 1790 1135 1754 1802 1949 1291 1562 1285 1552 1500 2702 2496 2855 2292 1610 1413 2243 2152 2003 1947 2423 1762 1711 1276 1799 1498 1212 2312 5846 4235

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1A.4.

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Note:

1948 NOTE: A single category represented all respondents who had attended college at all; all such respondents have been re-coded to "Some College" here.

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

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