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TABLE 11
Assessments of U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in the FPLP Surveys of U.S. Opinion Leaders, 1984-1992

[% Agree strongly or Agree somewhat]

"Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement."
YearAll respondentsRepublicansDemocratsIndependents
Failing to impose economic
sanctions on South Africa
1984 44 60 30 47
Placing sanctions on Poland after the imposition of martial law 1984 58 64 54 58
Imposing economic sanctions on South Africa for its policy of apartheid 1988 62 41 80 63
Lifting the economic sanctions that had been imposed on South Africa 1992 70 83 57 74
Returning refugees to Haiti 1992 50 71 31 53
Too many Iraquis were killed in the Persian Gulf War 1992 38 15 59 35
The U.S. should exercise its power in such a way as to assure continuing stability in world affairs even at the cost of denying self-determination to some groups 1992 52 63 43 52
Granting Most Favored Nation trade status to China 1992 44 46 24 35

Differences significant at the .001 level for all items.




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