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TABLE 16
Assessments of U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions by
Liberals, Populists, Libertarians, and Conservatives 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 RespondentsLiberalsPopulistsLibertariansConservatives
Failing to impose economic sanctions on South Africa 1984 44 27 50 54 63
Placing sanctions on Poland after the imposition of martial law 1984 58 54 56 56 64
Imposing economic sanctions on South Africa for its policy of apartheid 1988 62 84 54 54 32
Lifting economic sanctions that had been imposed on South Africa 1992 70 58 72 77 87
Returning refugees to Haiti 1992 50 32 64 52 63
Too many Iraquis were killed in the Persian Gulf War 1992 38 60 25 24 14
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 41 57 55 66
Granting Most Favored Nation Trade Status to China 1992 44 26 36 43 43

Differences significant at the .001 level for all items




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