Foreign Aid Budget

Jul 11, 2011

Q. As far as you know, about how much of the Federal budget is spent on foreign aid?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Less than 1% 7% 8% 6% 15%
About 1% 8% 10% 8% 14%
About 2% 17% 23% 17% 12%
About 5% 11% 8% 15% 10%
More than 5% 16% 16% 15% 7%
Don’t know 41% 35% 38% 42%

27% think Australia spends 5% or more of the Federal Budget on foreign aid – 15% think it is 1% or less. The majority of respondents who gave an answer over-estimated how much Australia spends on foreign aid – the actual figure for the 2011-12 budget was 1.3%.

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