On average, Americans are of the opinion that more than one quarter of the federal budget goes toward foreign aid. –In actuality, around 1% does.
Another little known fact: The United States ranks last among the world’s 20 top foreign aid donor countries and its foreign assistance have dropped dramatically over the past dozen or so years, according to the United Nations Human Development Report.
The generosity of the American people themselves, however, is far more impressive than that of the U.S.government. Americans privately give anywhere from 2 – 3 times what the U.S.government gives in foreign aid. Read more