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?
|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|
|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|
|said they would pay $50 a year to cut world hunger in half|