Importance of foreign aid

Jun 2, 2015

Q. In your opinion, how important is it that Australia gives foreign aid to the following countries and regions?

Total

very/ somewhat important

Very important

Somewhat important

Not very important

Not at all important

Don’t know

Pacific island countries

66%

24%

42%

14%

10%

10%

Papua New Guinea

65%

24%

41%

14%

11%

10%

South East Asia countries

50%

13%

37%

23%

16%

12%

African countries

50%

13%

37%

20%

19%

11%

Indonesia

39%

10%

29%

24%

27%

11%

Middle east countries

26%

6%

20%

27%

35%

12%

About two thirds of respondents think foreign aid to the Pacific islands and Papua New Guinea is very or somewhat important.

About half think aid to South East Asia and Africa is very/somewhat important.

Aid to Indonesia and the Middle East is considered less important.