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Most See U.S. Foreign Aid As A Bad Deal for America

Monday, March 20, 2017

Most voters think the U.S. government gives away too much in foreign aid and that taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the $42.4 billion the U.S. government is slated to give in economic and military aid to other countries this year is too much. Only six percent (6%) say it’s not enough, while 27% rate the level of foreign aid as about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 16 and 19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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