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How Groups Voted in 1976

1976
  1976 Group Carter Ford
TOTAL All Voters Pct. 50% 48%
SEX Men 51 52 48
Women 49 52 48
RACE White 89 48 52
African-American 9 83 17
Hispanic 1 82 18
AGE 18-21 9 49 51
22-29 23 56 44
30-44 29 52 48
45-59 26 48 52
60 & over 14 48 52
INCOME <$8,000 17 62 38
$8-12,000 24 57 43
$12,001-20,000 35 50 50
Over $20,000 24 38 62
UNION HOUSEHOLD Yes 29 62 38
No 71 48 52
REGION East 28 54 46
Midwest 30 49 51
South 23 54 46
West 18 50 50
PARTY Democrat 37 80 20
Republican 22 11 89
Independent 41 48 52
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Liberal 20 74 26
Moderate 49 53 47
Conservative 31 30 70

Notes: Survey by CBS News. Sample of 15,300 voters as they left voting booths on Election Day, November 2, 1976. “Don’t know” and “other” responses not included.