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TABLE 1
Assessments of Promoting and Defending Human Rights in Other Countries as a Foreign Policy Goal for the United States:
LEADERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, 1978-1994


Question:
"Here is a list of foreign policy goals that the United States might have. Please indicate how much importance you think should be attached to each goal." [Answer = % "Very important"]

Key to Surveys:
CCFR = Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
FPLP = Foreign Policy Leadership Project
T-M = Times-Mirror Center for People and the Press
NA = Question not asked

Year Survey Leaders General Public
1974 CCFR NA NA
1976 FPLP NA
1978 CCFR 36 39
1980 FPLP 27
1982 CCFR 41 43
1984 FPLP 33
1986 CCFR 44 42
1988 FPLP 39
1990 CCFR 45 58
1992 FPLP 38
1993 T-M* 22 28
1994 CCFR 26 34

* Response options different from other surveys. Reported percentages are for top priority rather than very important.



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