Peace parades


Parades celebrating the end of the Persian Gulf war are not worth the cost, according to a nearly 3-to-1 majority of callers to the SUNDIAL service of The Evening Sun. Of 320 callers, 234 (73 percent) said the cost was too much.

On a similar question of support for spending $3 million on such parades, 249 callers (more than 77 percent of the 320) opposed that spending.

Only 24 callers out of 318 (7.5 percent) said they plan to attend the parade in nearby Washington, while even fewer, 4 out of 318 (1.3 percent) said they would go to the parade in New York.

Nearly 30 percent of 317 callers, or 94 respondents, said they plan to watch the Washington parade on television, while 223 callers said they would not watch it.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.

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