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Harris 1979 ABC News Survey, No.792113 - Analysis

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If for president next year, it was between Ronald Reagan for the Republican and U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy for the Democrats, would you vote for Reagan or for Kennedy?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Reagan48237.7%37.7%-1.18
2) Kennedy72056.4%94.1%0.55
3) Not sure755.9%100.0%2.28
Missing220
Total Unweighted N = 1277





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Reagan42.1%
267
33.4%
215
037.7%
482
Kennedy54.3%
344
58.5%
376
056.4%
720
Not sure3.6%
23
8.1%
52
05.9%
75
Missing1091112200
Total 100%
634
100%
643
   
1277

Region (I-REGION)

 EastSouthMidwestWestMissingTotal
Reagan25.2%
83
41.7%
153
41.3%
148
43.9%
98
037.7%
482
Kennedy66.0%
217
53.4%
196
52.8%
189
52.9%
118
056.4%
720
Not sure8.8%
29
4.9%
18
5.9%
21
3.1%
7
05.9%
75
Missing756649302200
Total 100%
329
100%
367
100%
358
100%
223
   
1277

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishOtherNoneMissingTotal
Reagan47.1%
332
27.9%
99
13.0%
7
27.0%
17
29.3%
24
338.0%
479
Kennedy47.7%
336
66.5%
236
77.8%
42
63.5%
40
64.6%
53
1356.2%
707
Not sure5.2%
37
5.6%
20
9.3%
5
9.5%
6
6.1%
5
25.8%
73
Missing10468224162386
Total 100%
705
100%
355
100%
54
100%
63
100%
82
   
1259

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2425-3435-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Reagan30.3%
44
25.9%
80
43.2%
136
43.9%
218
33.3%
3
137.7%
481
Kennedy66.2%
96
71.2%
220
50.5%
159
48.7%
242
22.2%
2
156.4%
719
Not sure3.4%
5
2.9%
9
6.3%
20
7.4%
37
44.4%
4
05.9%
75
Missing7558365012220
Total 100%
145
100%
309
100%
315
100%
497
100%
9
   
1275

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high school (includes 'no formal education', '1st through 7th grade', '8th grade', and 'some high school')High school graduateSome college (includes 'two-year college graduate')College graduate (includes 'four-year college graduate' and 'trade/technical/vocational after high school')PostgraduateMissingTotal
Reagan32.2%
64
33.2%
139
39.3%
116
45.9%
101
43.5%
60
237.8%
480
Kennedy58.3%
116
61.1%
256
55.9%
165
50.9%
112
48.6%
67
456.3%
716
Not sure9.5%
19
5.7%
24
4.7%
14
3.2%
7
8.0%
11
05.9%
75
Missing5397518112260
Total 100%
199
100%
419
100%
295
100%
220
100%
138
   
1271

Race (I-RACE)

 White, but not HispanicBlack, but not HispanicSpanish-American (Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Central or South American)Asian (Oriental) or Pacific IslanderAmerican Indian or Alaskan nativeMissingTotal
Reagan42.1%
461
5.1%
6
16.7%
5
18.2%
2
22.2%
2
637.7%
476
Kennedy52.0%
569
89.8%
106
83.3%
25
72.7%
8
77.8%
7
556.7%
715
Not sure5.9%
64
5.1%
6
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
0.0%
0
45.6%
71
Missing179208712355
Total 100%
1094
100%
118
100%
30
100%
11
100%
9
   
1262

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