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Video: The federal budget and foreign aid

January 24, 2012

How much does the U.S. spend on foreign aid? As political psychologist, Dr. Steven Kull noted during a recent visit to OPIC, a lot less than most Americans think:

Dr. Steven Kull

When they understand that just one percent of the federal budget goes toward foreign aid, most Americans support that level of assistance, said Kull, who studies public opinion on public policy.

“The large majority of Americans do like to see markets open up that can receive American goods,” said Kull. “They see that part of the benefit of foreign aid and assistance is that we’re creating markets for American goods.

 


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