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TUESDAY, 13 APRIL 1965
PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY:
Administration Policy and Nation Differ
(Continued from Page 3) favor both neutralization of Viet
icy towards China. Completed a Nam and increased contacts with
year ago, the research project Communist C h i n a. However,
was sponsored by the Council on younger persons with high edu-
Foreign Relations a private orga- cation frequently tended to react
nization which also publishes the in terms of a policy orientation
influential magazine "Foreign Af- reflecting involvement as oppos-Fa
$10,000, Patchen said. Eastern affairs .
Thus, they supported dealings
The study revealed that 28 per with Communist China while at
cent of the population was not the same time urging that the
aware that a Communist regime United States maintain and ,if
ruled mainland China, while 25 necessary, strengthen its commit-
per cent were unaware of fight- ment to South Viet Nam.
ing in Viet Nam. Education com- Reliability
pleted by the well-informed and Citing the reliability of these
poorly-informed showed clear-cut surveys as indicators of public
54ffeernceent opinion, Patchen noted that the
54 erenthtypical Survey Research Center
pletywhouwrerunawar of the Chi- sample consists of 1500 individ-
uals. The sampling error is about
nese Communist regime had only three per cent, meaning that the
completed grade school. Only
three per cent of those with a reportedirection bym eviate in
college degree were similarly un-
informed. Men were generally Samples are selected on a geo-
more knowledgeable than wom- graphical basis, with areas divid-
en, the surveys showed. ed and sub-divided into urban and
hThemost important finding of rural districts. Random interviews
The ostimprtan fidin ofare conducted by a trained, per-
the project, Patchen said, was manent staff. The statistical com-
the disclosure that a majority of position of the sample closely mir-
those expessig arect pinionse rors U.S. Census Bureau statis-
on the subject favored an increase tics on the makeup of U.S. popu-
in U.S. dealings with Communist lation.
China. Forty-eight per cent of The possible effect of the study
those with a college education fa- reflecting attitudes toward China,
vored increased U.S. contacts with Patchen said, may help to correct
Mao Tse-tung's regime while only government officials' misinterpre-
21 per cent of those with a grade tations of American sentiment on
school education held this view. the issue. In the past, he added,
Two Orientations the vocal opinions of the mass
Patchen explained these ap- media and organizations opposing
parently inconsistent results by recognition of Communist China
noting two basic orientations have dominated visible U.S. opin-
which appear to account for most ion on the subject.
foreign policy opinions. One atti- State Department officials dem-
tude pattern reflects a general onstrated great interest in the re-
position of non-militancy as op- port by the Survey Research Cen-
posed to militancy in foreign pol- ter, he noted.
icy. The survey findings may not
Individuals responding to th~is, change the minds of those in gov-
orientation apparently tended to ehine ho o ose ings
ernment who oppose any dealings
position of those officials who are
in favor of a change in U.S. pol-
icy toward that nation.
He pointed out that the press
covered the report extensively ,al-
though the wire services empha-
sized the finding of the hard-
core ignorant minority.
However, the New York Times
and St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote
editorials commenting on the find-
ings relating to policy aspects of
the study, aPtchen said.
Other recent studies show that
individuals well-informed about
world affairs are likely to be less
anxious about them, he said. A
study of college students 'atti-
tude stoward nuclear war reveal-
ed that the best-informed among
them were most likely to approve
of the use of nuclear weapons in
a major East-West confrontation.
Although about one out of four,
students tended to adopt pacifistic
positions on world affairs, a sim-
ilar proportion claimed to be will-
ing to risk nuclear war in a show-
down situation even if more than
half of the U.S. population would
die as a result of such action, the
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