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TABLE 12
Attitudes Toward Human Rights Issues in the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations Surveys of the General Public: 1974-1986:
THE IMPACT OF IDEOLOGY

[% Agree strongly + Agree somewhat]

YearAllConservativesMiddle of roadLiberals
It is morally wrong to back military dictatorships that deny basic rights, even if we have military bases in those countries. 1974 74 69 75 80

The United States may have to support some dictators because they are friendly toward us and opposed to the Communists. 1982 63 68 65 58

We should take a more active role in opposing the policy of apartheid--that is, racial segregation--in South Africa. 1974 34 28 31 52
1978 40 32 42 53
1982 45 40 47 56

Support total or partial economic sanctions on South Africa 1986 57 54 56 67

How the Soviet Union handles the treatment of Jews or other minority groups is a matter of internal Soviet politics and none of our business. 1974* 41 47 38 41
1978 49 56 45 49

The U.S. should put pressure on countries which systematically violate basic human rights. 1974* 68 65 71 71
1978* 67 63 71 73

Differences significant at the .001 level unless indicated otherwise by asterisk [*].




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