Most Evening Sun readers and other callers to SUNDIAL yesterday agreed with President Bush's decision to lift the trade sanctions imposed against South Africa. The president said South Africa has met most of the conditions, such as freeing political prisoners, required for lifting the sanctions.
Of 311 callers, 64 percent, or 200 agreed with the president's lifting of sanctions, and 111 disagreed. Fifty-seven percent of 310 callers, or 178, thought that investors, both individuals and institutions such as public pension funds and universities, should return to South African companies, and 42 percent, or 132, disagreed. Of 306 callers, 62 percent, or 192, believed that consumers who stopped using South African products should return to them. Thirty-seven percent, or 114, thought that consumers should not resume buying South African products.
"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.