unchanged in recent years would be mainly those who perceived the people as having "about the same attitude as they've always had." These expectations were impressively upheld by the data. Not only was the relationship between the two items significant (P <.001), but each of the three predicted patterns can also be clearly discerned in the cross- tabulation (Table 49). Whatever their generalized images of the public may be, apparently opinion-makers do equate the direction and growth of their own attitudes with those of the public's insofar as specific issues are concerned.
|Conference who described the public as having|
in the past
Two types of attitudes held by national leaders were examined in this chapter. One concerned their posture toward the specific issue of foreign aid, and the other dealt with their orientation toward the mass public. In the former case