Foreign development aid favored by Americans

Federal spending for foreign military aid has less public support than foreign development assistance, according to a US government poll, released Sunday, on attitudes toward foreign aid and world hunger problems. The survey showed that Americans would prefer to spend 70 percent of their foreign aid tax dollars on development programs and only 30 percent on military aid.

The United States spent $7.1 billion on foreign economic aid in the fiscal year 1979 and $5.9 billion dollars for all forms of military assistance.

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