September 13, 2016

Party Identification Trends, 1992-2016

Pew Research Center has been tracking the party affiliation of the general public for over 20 years. Click the buttons or scroll down to explore the party ID data for two dozen demographic subgroups, categorized by gender, race, education, generation, and religious affiliation. Report: The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart

All registered voters

Party Identification, 1992-2016

Year Rep Dem Ind
1992 29 36 32
1994 33 33 30
1995 33 33 31
1996 33 34 29
1997 31 35 29
1998 31 36 28
1999 30 36 30
2000 31 35 27
2001 32 36 26
2002 33 34 26
2003 33 34 28
2004 33 35 27
2005 33 35 28
2006 31 35 28
2007 28 35 32
2008 28 38 29
2009 26 36 33
2010 29 34 33
2011 28 34 34
2012 29 35 33
2013 27 34 35
2014 27 34 35
2015 28 32 36
2016 29 33 34

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Leaned Party Identification, 1992-2016

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 41 51
1994 46 44
1995 47 46
1996 45 48
1997 43 48
1998 42 48
1999 42 48
2000 42 45
2001 44 47
2002 45 45
2003 45 46
2004 44 47
2005 42 49
2006 41 49
2007 39 50
2008 39 51
2009 40 51
2010 44 47
2011 43 48
2012 44 48
2013 43 48
2014 43 48
2015 44 47
2016 44 48

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Gender

Men – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 44 48
1994 52 39
1995 52 41
1996 50 43
1997 48 42
1998 46 43
1999 46 43
2000 47 39
2001 48 42
2002 50 40
2003 49 40
2004 48 43
2005 46 45
2006 45 45
2007 44 45
2008 44 46
2009 44 45
2010 48 42
2011 48 43
2012 48 44
2013 47 44
2014 48 43
2015 49 41
2016 51 41

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Women – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 39 54
1994 42 48
1995 43 50
1996 40 53
1997 38 54
1998 38 52
1999 39 53
2000 38 50
2001 40 51
2002 41 49
2003 40 51
2004 40 51
2005 39 53
2006 37 53
2007 35 55
2008 35 56
2009 36 55
2010 40 51
2011 40 52
2012 40 52
2013 40 52
2014 39 52
2015 40 52
2016 38 54

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Race and Ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 46 46
1994 51 39
1995 52 41
1996 49 44
1997 47 44
1998 46 43
1999 48 43
2000 48 39
2001 50 40
2002 52 38
2003 51 40
2004 51 41
2005 49 43
2006 47 44
2007 45 45
2008 46 44
2009 47 43
2010 51 39
2011 52 40
2012 52 40
2013 52 39
2014 51 40
2015 53 39
2016 54 39

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Black, non-Hispanic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 11 84
1994 11 81
1995 11 83
1996 9 86
1997 11 82
1998 11 82
1999 11 82
2000 9 81
2001 10 83
2002 9 82
2003 8 86
2004 9 83
2005 10 83
2006 10 81
2007 8 83
2008 6 88
2009 8 86
2010 8 86
2011 7 87
2012 7 88
2013 7 87
2014 10 83
2015 11 82
2016 7 87

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Hispanic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 31 59
2008 28 66
2009 25 66
2010 29 63
2011 25 62
2012 29 62
2013 30 61
2014 31 60
2015 31 60
2016 27 63

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Asian, non-Hispanic (English-speaking only) – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008 30 61
2009 25 67
2010 34 54
2011 35 52
2012 29 64
2013 26 66
2014 27 66
2015 31 57
2016 27 66

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Education

High school degree or less – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 37 55
1994 42 47
1995 44 49
1996 39 52
1997 38 52
1998 36 52
1999 38 51
2000 36 49
2001 38 51
2002 40 49
2003 40 49
2004 40 50
2005 41 50
2006 38 51
2007 35 53
2008 36 53
2009 36 53
2010 40 49
2011 41 48
2012 43 48
2013 42 48
2014 42 47
2015 46 44
2016 45 46

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Some college experience – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 44 48
1994 50 40
1995 50 42
1996 49 45
1997 46 45
1998 46 45
1999 44 47
2000 45 43
2001 47 44
2002 47 42
2003 46 44
2004 47 45
2005 44 48
2006 42 48
2007 41 49
2008 40 50
2009 41 49
2010 46 45
2011 46 45
2012 46 46
2013 46 46
2014 45 45
2015 45 46
2016 46 45

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College grad+ – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 49 45
1994 50 42
1995 51 44
1996 50 44
1997 47 45
1998 47 44
1999 47 46
2000 48 42
2001 48 43
2002 50 42
2003 48 44
2004 47 47
2005 44 49
2006 44 48
2007 42 48
2008 41 51
2009 42 50
2010 46 47
2011 44 49
2012 43 50
2013 42 51
2014 42 51
2015 42 50
2016 41 53

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Postgrad experience+ – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 45 50
1994 45 47
1995 46 49
1996 48 47
1997 42 50
1998 41 49
1999 42 50
2000 44 46
2001 43 49
2002 46 46
2003 43 50
2004 42 52
2005 39 54
2006 40 52
2007 37 54
2008 37 55
2009 36 55
2010 40 52
2011 38 54
2012 39 54
2013 38 55
2014 37 56
2015 37 55
2016 36 59

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Generation

Millennial – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004 38 53
2005 37 55
2006 37 52
2007 35 56
2008 30 61
2009 35 57
2010 36 55
2011 38 53
2012 36 55
2013 37 53
2014 37 53
2015 35 55
2016 36 57

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Generation X – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 43 50
1994 49 44
1995 47 45
1996 46 49
1997 44 46
1998 44 46
1999 44 47
2000 44 43
2001 43 46
2002 46 44
2003 45 46
2004 46 46
2005 43 49
2006 42 49
2007 40 50
2008 40 51
2009 41 50
2010 44 47
2011 44 46
2012 45 47
2013 44 48
2014 42 49
2015 44 46
2016 42 48

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Baby Boomer – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 43 49
1994 48 42
1995 49 44
1996 46 47
1997 44 47
1998 41 48
1999 43 48
2000 42 45
2001 45 46
2002 46 44
2003 45 46
2004 45 47
2005 43 49
2006 41 50
2007 40 49
2008 40 50
2009 40 50
2010 45 46
2011 44 47
2012 44 48
2013 46 46
2014 44 47
2015 48 44
2016 49 45

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Silent Generation – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992 38 54
1994 45 46
1995 48 45
1996 44 48
1997 41 50
1998 42 47
1999 40 51
2000 41 46
2001 44 47
2002 43 47
2003 46 45
2004 44 47
2005 43 48
2006 42 49
2007 39 51
2008 41 48
2009 41 49
2010 46 44
2011 47 46
2012 50 43
2013 45 48
2014 50 42
2015 50 42
2016 53 40

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Religious Tradition

White, non-Hispanic evangelical Protestant – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 61 31
1995 62 33
1996 62 32
1997 57 36
1998 58 33
1999 57 35
2000 58 33
2001 61 32
2002 63 29
2003 65 28
2004 66 28
2005 65 28
2006 63 30
2007 62 30
2008 64 28
2009 63 28
2010 69 24
2011 70 24
2012 71 22
2013 71 22
2014 72 20
2015 75 19
2016 76 20

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White, non-Hispanic mainline Protestant – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 50 40
1995 50 41
1996 49 44
1997 50 42
1998 47 42
1999 49 41
2000 48 41
2001 51 39
2002 51 39
2003 50 41
2004 49 43
2005 49 43
2006 45 45
2007 43 46
2008 45 45
2009 45 45
2010 50 39
2011 51 39
2012 52 41
2013 53 40
2014 50 41
2015 54 38
2016 55 37

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Black, non-Hispanic Protestant – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 11 82
1995 11 83
1996 9 87
1997 10 84
1998 11 84
1999 10 83
2000 10 83
2001 10 84
2002 8 85
2003 6 88
2004 9 84
2005 10 83
2006 10 82
2007 8 85
2008 5 89
2009 7 87
2010 7 88
2011 6 88
2012 6 89
2013 7 88
2014 9 85
2015 10 83
2016 6 88

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Total Catholic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 43 48
1995 44 49
1996 41 52
1997 38 53
1998 38 52
1999 40 51
2000 40 49
2001 43 48
2002 43 47
2003 42 49
2004 42 50
2005 39 54
2006 39 52
2007 38 52
2008 37 54
2009 40 52
2010 43 49
2011 43 48
2012 44 48
2013 44 47
2014 45 46
2015 47 45
2016 47 46

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White, non-Hispanic Catholic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 45 45
1995 45 48
1996 43 50
1997 40 51
1998 40 49
1999 44 47
2000 43 46
2001 48 43
2002 48 42
2003 46 45
2004 46 46
2005 44 48
2006 42 49
2007 42 48
2008 41 49
2009 45 46
2010 50 42
2011 49 42
2012 50 42
2013 53 39
2014 52 40
2015 54 37
2016 58 37

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Hispanic Catholic – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 30 62
2007 26 64
2008 25 66
2009 21 71
2010 21 71
2011 24 65
2012 26 65
2013 25 65
2014 26 65
2015 27 67
2016 23 69

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Mormon – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 80 16
1995
1996 64 29
1997
1998 61 28
1999 60 33
2000
2001 65 27
2002 71 23
2003 71 21
2004 70 24
2005 74 21
2006 73 20
2007 66 25
2008 68 18
2009 74 17
2010 74 21
2011 80 17
2012 78 17
2013 78 14
2014 75 17
2015 77 15
2016 69 24

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Jewish – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 24 69
1995 27 68
1996 28 68
1997 28 66
1998 24 69
1999 23 71
2000 18 74
2001 22 70
2002 23 71
2003 25 69
2004 22 70
2005 21 73
2006 25 70
2007 23 69
2008 21 72
2009 25 66
2010 31 63
2011 29 65
2012 24 71
2013 29 66
2014 28 67
2015 31 65
2016 24 74

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No religious affiliation – Party ID

Year Rep/Lean Rep Dem/Lean Dem
1992
1994 33 52
1995 36 49
1996 33 59
1997 29 56
1998 27 58
1999 29 56
2000 32 50
2001 28 58
2002 32 51
2003 29 57
2004 27 61
2005 24 64
2006 25 61
2007 24 63
2008 25 64
2009 25 63
2010 29 58
2011 27 61
2012 27 63
2013 26 62
2014 26 64
2015 24 64
2016 25 66

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