The Kaiser Foundation has published its annual survey on the American public’s attitudes regarding global health and foreign aid.
Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the 2013 survey has discovered (these are my words) that most Americans have no clue as to how much we spend on foreign aid, where it is spent or why.
Below is one graph from the Kaiser report that assesses what participants think once they learn we only spend about one percent of the federal budget on foreign aid. Once they know reality, many more of those surveyed say we should spend more, fewer think we spend too much and the number who simply became confused or refused to talk anymore (ha!) increased by more than 50 percent: