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How Groups Voted in 1980

1980
  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 1  
  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.  “Don’t know” and “other” responses not included.