RANKING OF PERCEPTIONS: CENTRAL AMERICA,

SEVEN COUNTRIES

TRICHOTOMY FORM, SIMPLE MAJORITY RULE

FACTORS CONSIDERED DIRECT AGENTS

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

NON-GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

ALL OFFICIALS

1. THE EXPANSION OF THE AGRICULTURAL FRONTIER

VI

VI

VI

2. THE EXPANSION OF THE CATTLE RANCHING FRONTIER

VI

VI

VI

3. THE LEVELS OF NATIONAL INCOME

I

I

I

4. THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND RAILROAD TRACKS

I

NI

NI

5. THE EXPORTS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

NI

I

NI

6. THE EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS

NI

NI

NI

7. THE EXTERNAL DEBT

NI

NI

NI

8. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF ROUNDWOOD

VI

I

VI

9. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF FUELWOOD AND CHARCOAL

VI

VI

VI

10. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF INDUSTRIAL RAOUNWOOD

I

I

I

11. POPULATION LEVELS

I

I

I

 

 

 

 

  

RULE:

VI > I > NI OR VI > NI > I-----> VI

I > NI > VI OR I > VI > NI-----> I

NI > I > VI OR NI > VI > I------> NI

VI = I AND NI = 0 -----> VI

VI = I AND NI > 0 -----> I

VI = NI AND I = 0 -----> VI

VI = NI AND I > 0 -----> NI

I = NI AND VI = 0 -----> NI

I = NI AND VI > 0 ------> I

VI = I = NI -------> I

NI = NOT IMPORTANT

I = IMPORTANT

VI = VERY IMPORTANT

 

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