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Presidential approval (Demographic Patterns)

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the job as President? (American National Election Studies, 2004)


Presidential approval by Gender (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Male Female TOTAL
Approve 54.4%
308
45.8%
296
49.8%
604
Disapprove 43.5%
246
51.7%
334
47.9%
580
Don't know 1.9%
11
2.3%
15
2.1%
26
Refused 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100%
566
100%
646
1212

Presidential approval by Age (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Approve 40.9%
104
51.6%
164
55.0%
188
49.7%
148
49.8%
604
Disapprove 58.3%
148
46.5%
148
42.4%
145
46.6%
139
47.9%
580
Don't know 0.8%
2
1.9%
6
2.3%
8
3.4%
10
2.1%
26
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100%
254
100%
318
100%
342
100%
298
1212

Presidential approval by Religion (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Missing TOTAL
Approve 61.5%
203
56.7%
122
26.7%
8
36.6%
83
188 51.9%
416
Disapprove 36.7%
121
41.4%
89
73.3%
22
60.8%
138
210 46.1%
370
Don't know 1.2%
4
1.9%
4
0.0%
0
2.6%
6
12 1.7%
14
Refused 0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0 0.2%
2
TOTAL 100%
330
100%
215
100%
30
100%
227
410 802

Presidential approval by Region (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Approve 41.3%
90
52.9%
166
53.2%
222
47.9%
126
49.8%
604
Disapprove 56.4%
123
44.6%
140
43.9%
183
51.0%
134
47.9%
580
Don't know 1.8%
4
2.5%
8
2.6%
11
1.1%
3
2.1%
26
Refused 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100%
218
100%
314
100%
417
100%
263
1212

Notes

From the ANES website (http://www.umich.edu/~nes/studypages/2004prepost/2004prepost.htm): The study, in part, maintains and extends the core of the NES time-series by collecting data on Americans’ basic political beliefs, allegiances, and behaviors. It contains special instrumentation on American’s views on foreign policy, the war on terrorism, and the Iraq War and its consequences. It extends the experiment on the measurement of voter turnout begun in 2002, and carries expanded instrumentation on inflation, immigration, gender politics, and gay and lesbian politics. It also includes the Comparative Studies of Electoral System’s Module 2, which focuses on representation and accountability.




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