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Jimmy Carter (D)

US Elections

How Groups Voted in 1980

Ronald Reagan (R)

         
1980
Group
Carter
Reagan
Anderson

All Voters

Pct.
41%
51%
8%
SEX
Men
51
38
55
7
Women
49
46
47
7
RACE
White
88
36
56
8
African-American
10
83
14
3
Hispanic
2
56
37
7
AGE
18-21
6
45
44
11
22-29
17
44
44
11
30-44
31
38
55
7
45-59
23
39
55
6
60 & over
18
41
55
4
INCOME
<$10,000
13
52
42
6
$10 -14,999
14
48
43
8
$15-24,999
30
39
54
7
$25-50,000
24
33
59
8
>$50,000
5
26
66
8
UNION HOUSEHOLD
Yes
26
48
45
7
No
62
36
56
8
REGION
East
32
44
48
8
Midwest
20
42
52
6
South
27
45
52
3
West
11
36
54
10
PARTY
Democrat
43
67
27
6
Republican
28
11
85
4
Independent
23
31
56
13
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Liberal
17
60
28
12
Moderate
46
43
49
8
Conservative
28
23
73
4

Notes: Survey by CBS News and the New York Times.
Sample of 15,201 voters as they left voting booths on Election Day, November 4, 1980.

 

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