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Study Report

Study Number: LA-026-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: American public opinion and U.S. foreign policy, 1979 [national leaders].  [machine-readable data file] / Chicago Council on Foreign Relations  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7786

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This study includes data for 366 individuals thought to represent Americans in senior positions with knowledge of and influence upon international affairs and foreign policy. These individuals were chosen from the areas of national politics, governmental offices, business, education, the media, national unions, and other organizations with national influence. Approximately 360 variables measure attitudes toward foreign affairs issues such as the relationship between domestic and foreign policy priorities, the appropriate responses to the growing military power of the U.S.S.R., the sacrifices the American public and leaders might be prepared to make in order to implement policies, and the roles of various individuals and institutions in the creation of foreign policy. The political orientation of the respondent is also included. The survey was conducted from November 20, 1978 - January 12, 1979, by the Gallup Organization, Inc.

SUBJECT TERMS: arms race. diplomatic relations. domestic affairs. economic involvement-United States. foreign affairs. foreign policy. international interactions. leadership. political participation. United States.


Reilly, John. American Public Opinion and United States Foreign Policy, 1979. Chicago: The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, 1979.

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