Attitudes and Latitudes

Most Americans support a global initiative to combat hunger in poor countries and even would be willing to help pay for it, according to a new poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes. Americans also think that foreign aid makes up about 16 percent of the budget-in reality it's closer to 1 percent. What else?

 
73%
favor aid that helps poor countries become more economically self-sufficient
59%want aid targeted to the poorest countries, not just U.S. trade partners
 
83%
want the U.S. to work with other countries to cut world hunger in half by 2015
81%think aid should be given directly to private programs that work with the poor
 
73%
said they would pay $50 a year to cut world hunger in half

 

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Sojourners Magazine May-June 2001
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