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Most Say Foreign Aid Not Worth It for Taxpayers

Friday, October 25, 2019

While foreign aid to Ukraine is dominating the headlines, most voters continue to view U.S. government dollars sent to other countries as a bad deal for taxpayers.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. taxpayers are getting a good return on their investment in foreign aid. Fifty-two percent (52%) say taxpayers are not getting a good return, while 26% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 2019 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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