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TABLE 14
Assessments of U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions by Self-identified Ideological Preferences 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 RespondentsVery ConservativeSomewhat ConservativeModerateSomewhat LiberalVery Liberal
Failing to impose economic sanctions on South Africa 1984 44 70 61 44 26 16
Placing sanctions on Poland after the imposition of martial law 1984 58 73 62 55 57 45
Imposing economic sanctions on South Africa for its policy of apartheid 1988 62 28 44 64 83 95
Lifting economic sanctions that had been imposed on South Africa 1992 70 86 86 69 61 37
Returning refugees to Haiti 1992 50 76 71 51 32 17
Too many Iraquis were killed in the Persian Gulf War 1992 38 9 17 34 60 82
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 73 62 52 44 28
Granting Most Favored Nation Trade Status to China 1992 34 48 41 35 26 20

Differences significant at the .001 level for all items




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