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TABLE 15
Assessments of U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions by Hard-Liners, Isolationists, Internationalists, and Accommodationists 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 RespondentsHard-LinersIsolationistsInterna-
tionalists
Accommoda-
tionists
Failing to impose economic sanctions on South Africa 1984 44 68 47 53 32
Placing sanctions on Poland after the imposition of martial law 1984 58 72 48 67 50
Imposing economic sanctions on South Africa for its policy of apartheid 1988 62 30 54 53 78
Lifting economic sanctions that had been imposed on South Africa 1992 70 84 81 78 62
Returning refugees to Haiti 1992 50 75 65 65 36
Too many Iraquis were killed in the Persian Gulf War 1992 38 10 24 19 56
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 70 57 62 42
Granting Most Favored Nation Trade Status to China 1992 34 38 38 37 30

Differences significant at the .001 level for all items




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