How Californians Voted

PROPOSITION 209
The Los Angeles Times Demographic Profiles
from the California and National Exit Polls, Nov. 7, 1996

% of All   Voters Voter Type Yes No
100% ALL VOTERS 54% 46%
GENDER
47% Male 61% 39%
53% Female 48% 52%
AGE
19% 18-29 50% 50%
35% 30-44 51% 49%
35% 45-64 58% 42%
11% 65 and Older 60% 40%
RACE/ETHNICITY
74% White 63% 37%
7% Black 26% 74%
10% Latino 24% 76%
5% Asian 39% 61%
EDUCATION
20% High School or Less 54% 46%
29% Some College 60% 40%
27% College Degree 54% 46%
24% Postgraduate 48% 52%
INCOME
12% Less Than $20,000 41% 59%
24% $20,000 to $39,999 48% 52%
23% $40,000 to $59,999 56% 44%
15% $60,000 to $74,999 65% 35%
26% $75,000 or More 59% 41%
POLITICAL IDEOLOGY
21% Liberal 27% 73%
47% Moderate 52% 48%
32% Conservative 77% 23%
PARTY AFFILIATION
45% Democrats 31% 69%
14% Independents 59% 41%
38% Republicans 80% 20%
RELIGION
49% Protestant 62% 38%
24% Catholic 54% 46%
6% Jewish 42% 58%

 

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% where some answer categories are not shown.

Source: Los Angeles Times exit poll conducted Nov. 5.

HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED: The Los Angeles Times Poll interviewed 5,723 voters who cast ballots in the general election Tuesday as they exited 100 polling places across the nation. Also interviewed were 2,473 Californians as they exited an additional 40 polling places across the state. Precincts were chosen based on the pattern of turnout in past general elections. The survey was a self- administered, confidential questionnaire. The margin of sampling error for all is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For some subgroups, the error margin may be somewhat higher.