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How Groups Voted in 1984

1984
  1984 Group Mondale Reagan
  All Voters Pct. 41% 59%
SEX Men 47 38 62
  Women 53 42 58
RACE White 86 34 66
  African-American 10 91 9
  Hispanic 3 66 34
AGE 18-24 11 39 61
  25-29 12 43 57
  30-49 34 42 58
  50-64 23 39 61
  65 & over 19 36 64
INCOME <$12,500 15 54 46
  $12,500-24,999 27 42 58
  $25-34,999 20 40 60
  $35-50,000 17 32 68
  >$50,000 12 31 69
UNION HOUSEHOLD Yes 26 54 46
REGION East 26 47 53
  Midwest 30 38 62
  South 27 36 64
  West 17 38 62
PARTY Democrat 38 74 26
  Republican 35 7 93
  Independent 26 36 64
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Liberal 16 71 29
  Moderate 42 46 54
  Conservative 33 18 82

Notes: Survey by CBS News and the New York Times. Sample of 9,174 voters as they left voting booths on Election Day, November 6, 1984. The survey was not conducted in the states of Washington, Alaska, or Hawaii. “Don’t know” and “other” responses not included.