57% of Americans say US spends too much on foreign aid: Rasmussen

57 percent of likely US voters said they think the United States government spends too much for foreign aid.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA

A new poll shows that the majority of Americans believe the United States spends too much on foreign aid. 

This as US Congress just approved a $95 billion taxpayer-funded foreign aid package, which will be distributed across Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. 

According to a recent survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 57 percent of likely US voters said they think the United States government spends too much for foreign aid. In comparison, 10 percent said foreign spending is not enough, while 23 percent of respondents said the amount is about right. 

The question featured on the survey stated, "In general, does the US government spend too much or not enough for foreign aid? Or is the amount of foreign aid spending about right?" 

The national survey was conducted between April 16 to 18, which included the participation of 1,126 likely US voters. The margin sampling error is +/- 3. 

On Tuesday night, the US Senate voted to pass the $95 billion foreign aid package after a vote approved it in the House on Saturday morning. Ukraine will receive $61 billion, Israel will be sent $26 billion, and Taiwan will be given $8 billion.  

Notably, the US is more supportive of funding Israel than Ukraine, according to the results of the poll. Three questions were posed, one asking about total funding to foreign nations and the other two got voters' feeling on spending money in Israel and Ukraine individually. 

Foreign aid has become an increasingly contentious subject among American voters, particularly with Republicans on Ukraine aid, who have expressed displeasure with Congress' allocation of billions of taxpayer dollars to foreign countries while the border is has not been secured to stop illegal immigration.  

Congress was criticized for passing the bill after excluding funding for US southern border security measures. The border has emerged as a top issue among voters this election cycle and it instead of funding the US border the package provided $300 million for Ukrainian border agents and police. 

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