What Does The Power of 1% Mean to You?
Earlier this month, PSI released a survey that measured Americans’ attitudes towards foreign aid. It found that most Americans believe that the United States devotes a full 25% of its budget to foreign aid. When asked how much the United States should spend on foreign aid, most respondents said the figure should be closer to 5%.
Those are the perceptions. The reality is that less than 1% of the American budget is for foreign aid. And with that 1%, the world has made impressive gains in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases; promotes maternal health care and child development; and supports the economic development of American allies around the word.
At a gathering of young leaders in Washington, DC this month there was no doubt that those in the room knew the power of this 1%. Check out this new video from PSI:
Let us know what the power of 1% mean to you.October 20, 2011