Australian Spend on Aid

Apr 30, 2012

Q.  In 2000 John Howard signed the Millennium Declaration committing Australia to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on aid (the equivalent of 70 cents in every $100 earned in the economy). How much do you think Australia spent on aid in 2011?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

0.35

13%

15%

12%

16%

0.5

12%

10%

16%

14%

0.7

7%

10%

7%

8%

More than 0.7

24%

28%

25%

20%

Don’t know

44%

37%

40%

42%

When asked home much of Australia’s Gross National Income is spent on aid, the largest proportion of respondents stated ‘don’t know’ (44%).

The next largest proportion (24%) said that it was more than the 0.7 committed in the Millennium Declaration.

13% said that Australia spent 0.35 on aid, and 12% said 0.5. Just 7% said 0.7.

There was little difference across voting intention.

Females (48%) were more likely than males (39%) to select ‘don’t know’.

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