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TABLE 5
Assessments of Protecting the Global Environment* 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 NA NA
1976 FPLP NA
1978 CCFR NA NA
1980 FPLP 48
1982 CCFR NA NA
1984 FPLP 54
1986 CCFR NA NA
1988 FPLP 69
1990 CCFR 72 58
1992 FPLP 69
1993 T-M** 45 56
1994 CCFR 49 58

*The CCFR and T-M survey wording: "Improving the global environment."
** Response options different from other surveys. Reported percentages are for top priority rather than "very important."



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