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dc.contributor.authorScotto, TJ
dc.contributor.authorReifler, J
dc.contributor.authorHudson, D
dc.contributor.authorvanHeerde-Hudson, J
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-27T09:50:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-14
dc.description.abstractMajorities of citizens in high-income countries often oppose foreign aid spending. One popular explanation is that the public overestimates the percentage and amount of taxpayer funds that goes toward overseas aid. Does expressing aid flows in dollar and/or percentage terms shift public opinion toward aid? We report the results of an experiment examining differences in support for aid spending as a function of the information American and British respondents receive about foreign aid spending. In both nations, providing respondents with information about foreign aid spending as a percentage of the national budget significantly reduces support for cuts. The findings suggest that support for aid can be increased, but significant opposition to aid spending remains.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 14 September 2017en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/XPS.2017.6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/29559
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_GB
dc.rightsCOPYRIGHT: © The Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science Association 2017en_GB
dc.titleWe Spend How Much? Misperceptions, Innumeracy, and Support for the Foreign Aid in the United States and Great Britainen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2017-09-27T09:50:30Z
dc.identifier.issn2052-2630
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Cambridge University Press via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Experimental Political Scienceen_GB


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