The Implications for Arms Control of Perceptions of Strategic Weapons Systems. Volume V: Polling Data,
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The goal was to uncover perceptions of the political, economic, sociological, and psychological values and costs of strategic weapons systems. The focus was on the views of various socio-economic-political groups in the United States, France, West Germany, and Japan, groups which are not experts on weapons systems and strategic concepts. The original aim was to ascertain the relevant perceptions of the general public, as well as of such possible groups as national elites, business and professional men, academicians, government officials, union leaders and members, and farmers. A second aim was to assess changes or lack of changes in the perceptions of these groups over a five to ten year period, and to correlate such changes with perturbations in the international environment, to the extent that this was feasible. These inputs, together with those from other research, were to be used to assess the implications of these perceptions for arms control-the over-all purpose of the study.
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