Spending on Foreign Aid

Survey Items

This country is faced with many problems, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I’m going to name some of these problems, and for each one I’d like you to tell me whether you think the [Federal/National] government is spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. How would you rate the amount of [Federal/National] spending on foreign aid? 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

If you had a say in making up the [Federal/National] budget this year, for which of the following programs would you like to see spending increased and for which would you like to see spending decreased. Should [Federal/National] spending on foreign aid be increased, decreased, or kept about the same? 0 = decreased, 1 = same, 2 = increased

The EU and its Member States provide financial assistance to developing countries. Which of the following statements best describes your opinion? 0 = we should spend less money in support of developing countries, 1 = we should continue spending as we do, 2 = we should spend more money in support of developing countries

What do you think of the amount of government spending in the following areas? Foreign aid. 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

And now government spending. Should the [Federal/National] government spend more, less, or about the same as now on the following areas? Aid to developing countries. 0 = less, 1 = same as now, 2 = more

We have listed some areas of government spending here. For each area, please tell me whether the state should spend more on it in the future, just as much as it should spend so far, or less. Desired state expenditure development in the area: Development Aid. 0 = spend less, 1 = just as much, 2 = spend more

First, I would like to talk with you about some things people think about today. We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I’m going to name some of these problems, and for each one I’d like you to tell me whether you think we’re spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Foreign aid. 0 = too much, 1 = about right, 2 = too little

On the question of [Country] giving economic help to the poorer countries of the world even though they can’t pay for it, is the government going too far, doing less than it should, or what? 0 = definitely too far, 1 = a little too far, 2 = about right, 3 = a little less than it should, 4 = a lot less than it should

What about foreign aid? Should [Federal/National] spending on foreign aid be increased, decreased, or kept about the same? 0 = decreased a great, 1 = decreased a moderate amount, 2 = decreased a little, 3 = kept about the same, 4 = increased a little, 5 = increased a moderate amount, 6 = increased a great deal

Is the amount of taxes the government is spending on each of the following problems too little, about right or too much? Development aid to developing countries. 0 = too much, 1, 2, 3 = about right, 4, 5, 6 = too little