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TABLE 3
Assessments of Helping to Improve the Standard of Living in Less Developed Countries as a Foreign Policy Goal for the United States:
LEADERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, 1974-1994


Question:
"Here is a list of foreign policy goals that the United States might have. Please indicate how much importance you think should be attached to each goal." [Answer = % "Very important"]

Key to Surveys:
CCFR = Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
FPLP = Foreign Policy Leadership Project
T-M = Times-Mirror Center for People and the Press
NA = Question not asked

Year Survey Leaders General Public
1974 CCFR 62 39
1976 FPLP 39
1978 CCFR 64 35
1980 FPLP 44
1982 CCFR 55 35
1984 FPLP 59
1986 CCFR 46 37
1988 FPLP 51
1990 CCFR 42 41
1992 FPLP 43
1993 T-M* 23 18
1994 CCFR 28 22

* Response options different from other surveys. Reported percentages are for top priority rather than very important.



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