Republican Party Shrinks to Lowest Level in 30 Years

A look at the shrinking ranks of Republican Party in 10-year increments.

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  1. 2009 23 percent of Americans are self-described Republicans
  2. 1999 27 percent of Americans were self-described Republicans
  3. 1989 32 percent of Americans were self-described Republicans
  4. 1979 21 percent of Americans were self-described Republicans
  5. 1969 27 percent of Americans were self-described Republicans

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Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press